Congratulations, Patrick Dempsey! You’ve been named People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive‘ for 2023. You now join an impressive class of men including George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Brad Pitt. Nobody can take this title from you…although, maybe they should.
Look, there’s no questioning he’s a handsome guy. Sure, I’ll even say sexy. I’m just saying maybe he deserved the award when he was a little more, how do I put this delicately, popular? I think he would have been unquestionably in the running for the title in 2007. Why give him the title now?
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It would have made a lot of sense for him to win Sexiest Man Alive during his run as Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy. He was literally nicknamed McDreamy! Patrick Dempsey was a household name and just about everyone had a crush on him. Patrick was adored by the girls at school and their moms alike. During that time, he was the sexiest man alive. Today? He’s still sexy, but some other sexy men are missing out on a well-deserved title because we forgot to give Patrick Dempsey his 15 years ago.
In recent years, People’s Sexiest Man Alive title has gone to Chris Evans (2022), Paul Rudd (2021), and Michael B. Jordan (2020). All of whom are very much deserving of the award in that year. Chris Evans has long been one of the internet’s favorite crushes. Plus, he’s Captain America! He was in the news every week for something whether it’s the blockbuster he was starring in or someone he was rumored to be dating.
Paul Rudd is aging like a fine wine. He’s just getting better and better over the years and seems to have cracked the secret to aging. I’d say he deserves the title. Then, obviously Michael B. Jordan deserved the title in 2020. He is certainly one of the sexiest men alive and was starring in the Creed movies (along with other major films) and was a big part of pop culture. Can you name the last movie Patrick Dempsey starred in? Think on it.
I think an important metric that should be considered during the process of determining the sexiest man alive should be are they currently popular? Otherwise, there’s an employee at my local gym that would be worthy of the title. He’s probably just as known as Dempsey right now. So, here are 9 other dudes who I think should have and could have won sexiest man alive in 2023.