Channing Tatum, Sexiest Man Alive 2012? Do you agree? Sure Tatum has his female following, but Ryan Gosling fans must be getting pretty sick of tired of those guys over at People magazine by now. Gosling was a shoo-in for the award in 2011, though Bradley Cooper cruelly swiped it from his grasp.
Gosling fans were angry - real angry - but they got over it, he had to win in 2012 right? Wrong! It's 21 Jump Street star Tatum who has taken the glory after a pretty successful year on screen. As if to rub salt in the wounds, Gosling had to settle for a place on the Hot Dogs list - a comprehensive feature on Hollywood's dog lovers. Anyway, well done to Tatum, who joins a select list of actor hunks to have scooped the prize since its inception in 1985, including Mel Gibson, Nick Nolte, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Richard Gere and Johnny Depp. Twitter reaction to the result has been predictably intense, with one user seemingly in disbelief, "Channing Tatum was crowned World's Sexiest Man?! Oh no!! Why did no one tell me Ryan Gosling died?!" Another simply decided to forget about the whole Sexiest Man debacle and concentrate on happier thoughts, "It's Ryan Gosling's birthday. "What?" says my girlfriend. "Nothing," I say, staring out the window." Another fan asked, "I just wanna find a guy like Ryan gosling is that too much to ask for," the lack of question mark seemingly making the statement genuinely touching.
Tatum was typically gracious with his award, joking about starting a family with his wife and generally behaving like a stand-up guy. "I'm ready; I think she's ready. The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we'll see where we go after that. It's really easy for us guys to say, 'I want like 15 kids. Jenna will be like, 'Well you better get another wife!"
Check out Ryan Gosling and Channing Tatum in Crazy Stupid Love and Magic Mike, below: