New York, Nov 19: The ‘Thor’ actor Chris Hemsworth has been crowned as the People magazine’s ‘sexiest man alive’ on Tuesday. The honour was announced in a live broadcast of the late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The 31-year-old Australian actor appeared via Skype clad in a loose-fitting t-shirt with his face obscured and his voice disguised electronically, answering questions from the audience about his age, whether he was single and if he was an actor as they tried to guess his identity.
Hemsworth credited his parents for “putting it all together” after he was correctly identified by an audience member and his full appearance was revealed.
Past choices of People magazine, which began handing out the accolade in a 1985 cover story on fellow Australian Mel Gibson, have ranged in age from 27, with John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1988, to 59, with Sean Connery a year later.
With this honour, Hemsworth joins the list of hunks including Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Patrick Swayze, Sean Connery, Ben Affleck, Channing Tatum and Adam Levine.
Last year’s cover, rocker Adam Levine was one of the few non-actors selected by the editors.
(With Agency Inputs)