Chris Hemsworth, known for his role as 'Thor' in the Marvel movies, has been awarded the prestigious honour of People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2014, taking over from last year's recipient Adam Levine.

Chris Hemsworth
Hemsworth is People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2014

Like every year, the announcement of this year's most handsome star took place on Wednesday (Nov 19th) on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" But before the unveiling began, Kimmel informed viewers how someone may be considered for this award.

"First of all, you must be sexy. Secondly, you must be alive. If you're ugly or dead, forget about it, you're not going to win. We will see who does win in about ten minutes. Is it a win? I hope it's somebody fat this year, I really do," he said.

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Furthermore, the host lasso made his studio audience play a game of Q&A with Hemsworth, who appeared on Skype in a mask and using a voice changer, until they guessed his identity.

"Thank you very much for the trophy. I'm most excited about the alive portion of that statement. I'm flattered. Thank you, Jimmy," Hemsworth said, and joked that his younger brother Liam Hemsworth isn't too jealous of him. "Liam is good. We've been throwing sexy looks back and forth all week. So he's been a real team player through this."

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He continued, "I like everything there is about being sexy, to pursing the lips the right way to squinting at the essential time. Thank you, Matt Damon, and all the other previous intelligent men. This is based on an IQ test, not just the physical appearance."

And when Kimmel asked if there was anyone else Hemsworth should thank, the 31 year-old actress humorously replied, "My parents, I guess, for putting this together."