Bradley Cooper may have been placed on top of the list, but our man Big Driis, earned a spot on this year’s list of honorees for PEOPLE Magazine’s annual Sexiest Man Alive issue.  Aware of his relentless appeal, Idris told PEOPLE, “Women love when I smile… They’re always saying: ‘You should smile more’. So, if I’m trying to get the attention of a certain young lady, I’ll turn on the smile.”

However last Spring, Elba, presented a more humble & humorous impression, admitting he never considered himself to be a sex symbol to the UK media outlet, The Mirror. “When I wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, I look like s**t, I don’t know what everyone else is looking at.”


On being sensually labeled, ‘Big Sexy’ told Essence, “In general the word ‘sexy’ isn’t applied to Black men. That word has been thrown at me a few times so I have to say I own it. If it gives me and other Black men another definition, then great. I can live with that.”

His words may have come into fruition as mucho brothas joined Elba on PEOPLE’s hot list this year. Shemar Moore, Michael Ealy, Denzel Washington, Mehcad Brooks, Damon Wayans, Jr., Taye Diggs, Carmelo Anthony, and more, can be found on the magazine’s list of “125 Hot Guys We Love.”




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  • QON

    Idris is ok but I think Merchad is very good looking. I like Anthony Mackie. Him and Andre 3000 are like my perfect black man physically. Whats up with the NFL? They have the most beautiful black men.

    Off the top of my head: Braylon Edwards (with the beard too), Darren Sharper, Chad Ochocinco (Yes!!) Osi Umenyiora, Reggie Bush, Cam Newton, Larry Johnson, Herry Rhodes, Bon Sanders, Devin Thomas and last but not least, the NFL player we love to hate- TO. I think the NFL beats the NBA hands down when it comes to fine brothas.

    Braylon Edwards , Devin THomas, and Chad Ochocinco are my favorite.

    So much fun compiling that list. Thank You Google Image….. returns to Google Image for more “research.”

  • Shirl

    I’m sure I’m in the minority because I just don’t see what the big deal is about Idris Elba. I’m not saying he is ugly in any way shape or form but I just don’t understand why everyone thinks he’s so sexy. And Shemar Moore…please don’t. He looks like the type to spend every waking moment looking in the mirror. President Obama, now that’s one black man I can stand behind.

  • pink

    Honorable Mention?!? UR kidding me…Idris is the sexiest man alive….no bars held!!!Sexy walk, sexy voice, sexy smile, sexy physique…..etc. etc. etc.

  • Limabeans

    I’m taking it that those lukewarm to Idris Elba never seen him in the Wire?

    • Lysheba

      That’s GOT to be the case. You are a sessy beast when I don’t mind that your character is oh I don’t know, EVIL. Also, I haven’t finished season 2 yet~yea I know, I’m waaaay late to the party~ so no spoilers please!

  • Sandy

    I love Lamman Rucker