People magazine announced their 2008 Sexiest Man Alive yesterday.
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. This year’s title of Sexiest Man Alive goes to Hugh Jackman. Yahoo! News carried the headline that the choice was a bit of a shocker, but I am inclined to disagree.
After all, how are we defining sexy? The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines sexy as “Arousing or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; highly appealing or interesting; attractive.” My Oxford English Dictionary adds the definition “very exciting or appealing.”
If this is the standard to which we’re judging the world’s sexiest men, I think Hugh Jackman is a fitting choice. He’s gorgeous, charming, talented (the man does more than act – he sings and dances, too, and has the Tony to prove it), funny, and by all reports, a loving and devoted husband and father. Does it get more appealing than that?
Maybe I’m a bit biased, because he’s also the model for my hero, Tab. But there’s a lot of material there to be inspired by. So I’m proud that Tab … er … Hugh made it to the top of the heap.
What do you find sexy? Is sexy purely physical sex appeal? Who is YOUR Sexiest Man Alive? Click here to see some of the others who made the cut! Not feeling inspired yet? Then check out 100 Sexy Men in 1 Minute!