Chris Evans, best known for his roles as Steve Rogers and Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, has been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2022.

Evans succeeds fellow Marvel star Paul Rudd, who was given the title in 2021. Evans rose to prominence with comedies such as Not Another Teen Movie and The Perfect Score.

He first appeared in superhero films such as Johnny Storm or Human Torch in the films Fantastic Four’ and ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.’ Both films received critical acclaim but bombed at the box office.

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Here’s a look at all the men who have been named Sexiest Man Alive by People over the years:

Paul Rudd – 2021

Paul Rudd has been in films like Clueless, Friends, and the Ant-Man series and has played roles ranging from heartthrob to hero. The Clueless actor expressed hope “to be invited to some of those sexy meals with Clooney, Pitt, and B Jordan” in an interview with People Magazine.

“I mean, I’ll really lean into it. This will be mine to possess. I won’t try to be modest by saying, “Oh, I’m so modest.” I’m having business cards printed,” Rudd said to the magazine.

Michael B Jordan – 2020

Jordan, said his family’s women are “definitely proud of this one.” He expresses gratitude to his entire family for their unwavering support over the years.

“When my grandmother was alive, it was something she collected, and then naturally, my mom and aunts read it a lot,” Jordan explained. “This will undoubtedly have a special place in their hearts.”

Jordan’s steady rise has been fueled by strong performances on The Wire and Friday Night Lights. He made his film debut as Oscar Grant, a police shooting victim, in Fruitvale Station, as boxer Adonis Creed in the Rocky sequels Creed and Creed II, and as Erik Killmonger in the record-breaking Black Panther.

John Legend – 2019

There’s no denying that John Legend is one of the sexiest men on the planet, and now there’s proof. The musician can now officially add this achievement to his long list of impressive career accomplishments.

“I was excited, but also a little scared because there’s a lot of pressure,” he told People. “Everyone will be scrutinising me to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m also following Idris Elba, which is unfair and unkind to me!”

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Idris Elba – 2018

The magazine named Idris Elba, the beloved British actor, the winner of this year’s title in 2018. On The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon revealed the cover to Idris Elba, who appeared via satellite from London.

Blake Shelton- 2017

Blake Shelton was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2017, but many people online disagree with the magazine.

The country music star had his own thoughts on his new moniker. On Tuesday night, the Voice coach took to Twitter, writing, “Thank you @people!!!!” Don’t despise me because I’m beautiful…”

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – 2016

“I was doing a lot of things that I shouldn’t have” as a teen growing up in Hawaii, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson told People. “I was arrested several times, but I was always very respectful to my teachers and elders. “I was unsure of who I was and who I wanted to be,” he says. “Now that I’m the Sexiest Man Alive, I think, ‘Wow, we’ve pretty much reached the pinnacle.'” I’m not sure where we’re going from here. This is the end of my journey.”

David Beckham – 2015

And… goal! In 2015, David Beckham was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” The Huntsman heartthrob Chris Hemsworth, who received the award in 2014, was dethroned by the English Football Hall of Famer.

Beckham retired in 2013 after winning 19 major trophies, becoming the first Englishman to win league titles in four countries, and competing in three World Cups. He’s launched his own H&M menswear collection, “Modern Essentials,” and maintained his sex icon status all while being a family man to Victoria Beckham and their four children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper.

Chris Hemsworth – 2014

According to People, Chris Hemsworth believes the news “bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house.” I can simply tell her, ‘Now remember, this is what the people think, so I don’t need to do the dishes or change nappies anymore.’ I’m better than that. “I’ve made it.”

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Adam Levine – 2013

Adam Levine was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive before he married, became embroiled in a cheating scandal, and starred in his first feature film — an honour he took with a grain of salt.

“You feel like you owe it to be a little self-deprecating about it because it’s an iconic thing, but it’s also silly,” he explained. “It’ll hit me when I’m constantly the punchline to every joke every friend and family member tells for the next 20 years of my life, but I’m prepared to deal with it.”

Channing Tatum – 2012

Channing Tatum had a big year in 2012: he made fans swoon in Magic Mike, The Vow, and 21 Jump Street, and he was also preparing for fatherhood.

“My first thought was, ‘Y’all are messing with me,'” he said when he got the call from People. His then-wife felt the same way; when he told her while bathing their dogs, “she was like, ‘What?'” he recalled.