2023 Sexiest Man: It’s that time of the year again: People has named its Sexiest Man Alive, and Patrick Dempsey, your time has come. Chosen by voters who cast online ballots over the fall, the 2023 Sexiest Man Alive was revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 7, on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The lucky man this year is none other than McDreamy himself.
2023 Sexiest Man: Patrick Dempsey as Sexiest Man Alive
“I’m glad it’s happening at this point in my life,” the former “Grey’s Anatomy” star said to People. “It’s nice to have the recognition, and certainly my ego takes a little bump, but it gives me the platform to use it for something positive.”
2023 Sexiest Man, The “Ferrari” actor said he was “completely shocked” to learn he was People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2023, adding, “And then I started laughing, like, this is a joke, right? I’ve always been the bridesmaid! I’d completely forgotten about it and never even contemplated being in this position. So my ego is good.”
Dempsey, 57, is married to Jillian Dempsey and they share three kids together: Talula, 21, and 16-year-old twins Sullivan and Darb. The actor joked that his children will poke fun at his hunk status.
2023 Sexiest Man, They’re “just going to make fun of me and pick on me and figure out every reason why I shouldn’t be,” he said. “Which is good, they keep me young.”
Earlier this year, TODAY learned our own Al Roker was nominated for People’s “Sexiest Grandpa” and Craig Melvin is in the running for “Sexiest Morning Show Host.”
“It’s a bad year for sexy,” Craig joked when he heard the news.
2023 Sexiest Man, Earlier on Tuesday, the outlet name-dropped six of what it says are “many, many sexy men” in the upcoming issue: Pedro Pascal, Timothée Chalamet, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Lenny Kravitz and Jason Kelce.
People has been naming a “Sexiest Man Alive” since its inception in 1985. The first man to win was Mel Gibson, then 29.
2023 Sexiest Man, Dempsey is in good present day company as well. Last year, a then-41-year-old Chris Evans received the honor.
When Evans won, he was very excited for his mom to have some new bragging rights.
“My mom will be so happy,” he joked to People when he accepted the title. “She’s proud of everything I do but this is something she can really brag about.”
The year before, seemingly ageless Paul Rudd, who was 52 at the time, was named sexiest in all the land.
2023 Sexiest Man, As for Rudd, he was expecting “so much grief” from his friends about the title but that he planned to “lean into it hard.”
“I’m going to own this. I’m not going to try to be like ‘Oh, I’m so modest.’ I’m getting business cards made,” the Kansas City native told the outlet. “But all of my friends will destroy me and I expect them to. And that’s why they’re my friends.”
2023 Sexiest Man, Rudd also joked that the title surely would open the doors to more yachting in his life.
“I’m hoping now that I’ll finally be invited to some of those sexy dinners with (George) Clooney and (Brad) Pitt and (Michael) B Jordan,” he told the magazine at the time. “And I figure I’ll be on a lot more yachts. I’m excited to expand my yachting life. And I’ll probably try to get better at brooding in really soft light. I like to ponder. I think this is going to help me become more inward and mysterious. And I’m looking forward to that.”
2023 Sexiest Man, Clooney won the coveted title in 2006, Pitt in 1995, and Jordan more recently in 2020.