As predicted, Magic Mike lead star Channing Tatum has been named 2012 Sexiest Man Alive by People’s Magazine.
The actor was shocked when he heard the news.
“My first thought was, ‘Y’all are messing with me,'” says Tatum, who married actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum in 2009.
“I told Jenna after we’d been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they’d gotten skunked.” She was like, ‘What?'”
“Yeah, she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now,” Channing added with a smile.
The 32-year-old star now joins the list of elite men that includes last year’s winner Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, and two-time winners Brad Pitt and George Clooney.
For more with Channing Tatum, pick up this week’s issue of People magazine, on newsstands Friday, Nov. 16.