People magazine named actor Chris Evans this year's sexiest man alive. The star of "The Gray Man" and Marvel's "Captain America" ??was announced as this year's winner during "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on Monday night.
"It is with humility and gratitude that I am thrilled to announce that People magazine has decided to bestow upon me the incredible honor," Colbert began to loud applause before revealing his joke, "being named Sexiest Man Alive for the second year in a row!" Although Evans did not appear in the studio during the show, the production aired a pre-recorded segment featuring Evans and 2016 Sexiest Man Alive winner Dwayne Johnson.
“It means a lot coming from a former Sexiest Man Alive,” Evans tells Johnson in the video. “I never give the title up….I’m Sexiest Man Alive in perpetuity, which means for life”. The Rock replied.
Attempting to clarify, Evans is stopped by Johnson. “Let me ask you a question, brother. Am I alive?… Am I still sexy? You bet your sexy mouth I am. We’re sharing it!”
"This would probably be the road to the cool table which I was not at." Evans said.
"My mom will be so happy," Evans told People in the article that revealed he was this year's winner. She's proud of everything I do but this is something she can really brag about." he added. His mom Lisa is delighted by the news.
"I am not surprised at all," she tells PEOPLE. "Our family will be beside themselves."
Healthy work-life balance
"When it comes to seeking out the people I play it's more of an issue of where the movie shoots," he says. "I'm too old to be living out of a suitcase for six months and I've settled into a nicer phase where I'm just happy being at home."
Marriage and fatherhood
"That's absolutely something I want," he says.
Just don't expect him to talk much about that when it happens: "Some things you want just for you, or just for my family and my friends." The Sexiest Man Alive award has been held by People Magazine every year since 1985 with the inaugural winner being Mel Gibson.
Last year's winner was Paul Rudd, while other recent winners include Michael B. Jordan, John Legend, Idris Elba and Blake Shelton.