Blake Shelton named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2017

By Wade Sheridan  |  Nov. 15, 2017 at 7:46 AM
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Nov. 15 (UPI) -- People magazine has named country star and Voice coach Blake Shelton as the Sexiest Man Alive for 2017.

"Y'all must be running out of people," Shelton joked to the publication about earning the title which was last given to Dwayne Johnson for 2016.

"Like, wow, we're down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical," he continued.

He said his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, pushed him to embrace the distinction.

"She goes, 'Listen to me, you're going to regret this for the rest of your life if you don't take this gift and just live in the moment,'" Shelton said.

Shelton said he plans on using the title to bother his Voice co-star Adam Levine who was voted Sexiest Man Alive in 2013. "I can't wait to shove this up Adam's ass," the singer said. "As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that's really the only thing I care about."

Shelton on Twitter has continued to joke about being selected using the hashtag, #donthatemebecauseimbeautiful.

"I have the hiccups... And they sound so sexy. #donthatemebecauseimbeautiful," he tweeted Tuesday.

"I am eating a pickle. A sexy wet pickle... #donthatemebecauseimbeautiful," Shelton added in a second tweet.

People magazine also named three actors from NBC's This is Us as the Sexiest Cast of 2017. Stars Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and Justin Hartley, who play Jack, Randall and Kevin Pearson, appear in the magazine's Sexiest Man Alive issue.

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