People Magazine names Chris Hemsworth the Sexiest Man Alive

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How did Thor react when he found out he’d been named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive?

Why–he thought the the whole thing was “pretty funny,” of course.

“I think you’ve bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house,” Hemsworth told the magazine. “I can just say to her, ‘Now remember, this is what the people think, so I don’t need to do the dishes anymore, I don’t need to change nappies. I’m above that. I’ve made it now.’ ”


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C-Hem, as the actor is increasingly known, has been über-busy this year: in addition to reprising his role as Thor for the upcoming Avengers sequel, he’s been shooting scenes as an absurdly good-looking hacker in Michael Mann’s cyber thriller Blackhat.

And, as if that weren’t enough rough-and-tumble, C-Hem’s just finished his work on Ron Howard’s sperm whale epic In The Heart Of The Sea, about an 1820s whaling crew stranded in the ocean after an encounter with a cetacean.


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The dashing actor, 31, is now in official competition with Hugh Jackman for the title of Most Enviable Australian Alive.

What does one have to do to become eligible for the People title? Well–”a beefcake photo spread” is one, per USA Today, along with “an accompanying interview that allows for a peek inside the star’s life.” In other words, the requirements are more stringent than those for becoming a US Supreme Court Justice.

Past “Sexiest Men” include Adam Levine (last year), Channing Tatum (’12), Mr. Jackman (’08), Richard Gere (’93 *and* ’99), and, of course, NCIS star Mark Harmon, who won in good old 1986.

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