Move over, Channing Tatum — you are not the only Sexiest Man Alive in 2012. While the actor has indeed been named as People’s choice for the king of sexy, other media outlets have a different opinion. From George Clooney to Kim Jong-un to Robert Pattinson here are the other sexiest men alive in 2012.
The Onion’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2012 — Kim Jong-un
On Wednesday (Nov. 14), the satirical news source picked Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, as its sexiest man for 2012. Reasons given include a “devastatingly handsome, round face,” his “impeccable fashion taste” and a barely hidden “cute, cuddly side.”
With this honor, Kim joins the ranks of fellow Onion sexy men, including Bashar al-Assad, Bernie Madoff and Ted Kaczynski.
Salon’s Sexiest Men of 2012 — Chris Kluwe
For the past six years, Salon has been choosing sexiest men as an alternative to People’s choices. These men aren’t just dreamboats — although they are still rather nice-looking — but are also men who have some substance behind the looks. As Salon put it, “During a weighty year when we had a lot of issues to think about, we particularly went for men who engaged with them in important and interesting ways. Because that’s what real men do.”
Why did Chris Kluwe win? A football player for the Minnesota Vikings, Kluwe shot to national fame with a delightfully profane letter to an anti-gay rights politician in Maryland.
The AARP’s 21 sexiest men over 50
An all-inclusive organization like the AARP can’t possibly choose just one heartthrob. So they picked 21 mature men for their list of the 21 sexiest men over 50 in 2012. These silver-haired hotties include George Clooney (51), Denzel Washington (57), Yo-Yo Ma (56), Viggo Mortensen (53) and James Brolin (71).
Glamour Magazine’s sexiest men of 2012 — Robert Pattinson
Heading across the Atlantic to the UK, the sexiest men begin to morph somewhat. The British Isles do share some American tastes (like Johnny Depp, ranked at number 3), but the list is topped by British movie stars.
Who would your pick be for the sexiest man alive in 2012?