The Sexiest Man Alive // Ryan Gosling
I think we can all agree that Ryan was robbed this year when People magazine crowned Bradley Cooper the Sexiest Man Alive. First off, Cooper should've been given that royal honor in '09 when The Hangover swept the box office. Secondly, I think Gosling has been kicking ass since last year with the critically adored Blue Valentine, and continued to do so with this year's romantic crime thriller Drive, the romantic dramedy Crazy, Stupid, Love., and the political drama The Ides of March. He was a shoe-in.
I first noticed Gosling's Crushworthiness in 2007 when he was promoting Lars and the Real Girl on "Ellen." He taught her how to dance salsa music. You have no idea how epic it is to see someone of non-Latin descent not only be interested in dancing Spanish music, but also know how to dance it well. And then there was the added bonus that he's a dude, who are usually rhythmically challenged.
Plus, you can tell by all of his interviews, both print and television, that he has the greatest sense of humor, he's self-deprecating, and sweet. One fan actually created a tumblr where she adds pickup lines slash flirtatious statements to random photos of him that start with "Hey Girl...", like "Hey Girl, Thanks for cutting the sleeves off. Now, I can take you to the gun show." It's a shrine to the new public persona that he's developed with each role that he plays a smooth, debonaire, cooler-than-cool man that guys want to dress like and be friends with, and girls want to...mount. The six-pack display in the Crazy, Stupid, Love. trailers should've been enough to score him the honor. I mean, honestly, he was SO hot, he looked photoshopped!