He probably doesn't need the validation, but Idris Elba is officially the sexiest man alive according to People magazine.
The 46 year old actor is rumored to play the next James Bond, but is perhaps best known for his roles in The Wire, Luther, The Jungle Book, and the Thor and Avengers franchises.
His response was curiously humble:
"I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’ Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’ But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure."
He also confessed to having an awkward phase!
"I was very tall and skinny, and my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, okay? I got picked on a little bit. But as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. Grew a moustache, had some muscles, bonkers."
We can hardly believe that Idris Elba was ever awkward, but we definitely agree he's deserving of the honor from People magazine!