And the gong goes to….PEOPLE Magazine has bestowed its “2011 Sexiest Man Alive” title on (Drumroll, puhleeze…) Hollywood hunk Bradley Cooper.
His first reaction upon receiving the news?
“My mother is going to be so happy. Wow, this is going to be pretty good for my career.”
Cooper succeeds last year’s big winner, actor Ryan Reynolds, and continues a tradition that began when Mel Gibson land the “Sexiest Man” title in 1985. Other Hottest Hotties receiving hat tips on this year’s PEOPLE Sexy List include Idris Elba, Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Liam Hemsworth, and Alec Baldwin.
“I think it’s really cool that a guy who doesn’t look like a model can have this [title],” Cooper tells the celebrity weekly. “I think I’m a decent-looking guy. Sometimes I can look great, and other times I look horrifying.”
Oh! And betcha didn’t know that Brad, whose silver screen credits include The Hangover movies and the big screen adaptation of The A-Team, is a Georgetown University-educated singleton fluent in French.
It was probably that French thing that pushed him over the top, wasn’t it?
Visit PEOPLE.com to see who else made the list!