Hero of 'Creed' and 'Black Panther', the 33-year-old American comedian succeeds singer John Legend in the annual ranking established by People magazine. A distinction of which the women of his family are 'proud' and which will earn him some mockery from his friends.
The secret had been well kept. Michael B. Jordan revealed on Tuesday (November 17th) that he was the new holder of an honorary title whose lightness does a lot of good in the midst of a pandemic. Because "the sexiest man of 2020" is him.
The 33-year-old American actor, star of the Creed and Black Panther films, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's show camouflaged in a yellow jumpsuit to invite audiences to guess his identity. Five minutes were enough to pierce it to day. Michael B. Jordan says he was the first surprised to learn that People magazine had chosen him. His reaction after hanging up with his agent? "Oh shit, really?
"I think the expectations now are a bit unreasonable but it's a cool title to have," he said to himself at Jimmy Kimmel's. But it's his friends who are likely to laugh the most at being the sexiest man of the year. “Our discussion group is going to go crazy when the news comes out. The jokes aren't going to end so it's going to be entertaining, trust me,” he slips to the weekly. “You know, everyone's always joked with me and said, 'Mike, this is the one title you're probably never going to have,'" he continues.
- My mother and aunt also read the magazine a lot. That title will have a special place for them - Michael B. Jordan on the special issue of "People"
The comedian has a special thought for his late grandmother who collected the issues of People dedicated to the sexiest man of the year. "So naturally, my mother and my aunt also read the magazine a lot. This title will really have a special place for them," he says, indicating that the women in his family were "proud" of it. On Instagram, Michael B. Jordan is featured in fashion prints for his 15 million followers. His muscle photos protruding outside sit alongside those from behind the scenes of the shooting and more political messages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris pair during the presidential election.
No matter what you think of him, the actor spotted in the Friday Night Lights series says the secret to his self-confidence was born by understanding "you can't make everyone happy." "You can have all the good intentions in the world and still find yourself in the middle of a controversy or receiving negative feedback. Sometimes you just have to trust the universe. You just have to believe in yourself and do it. what seems right to you, ”he insists. A lesson in wisdom that we should all apply.