NEW YORK (AP) -- Blake Shelton, the country music superstar and coach on NBC's "The Voice," has been named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.
The 6-foot-5 Oklahoman doesn't love being the center of attention, so his girlfriend Gwen Stefani had to do a little convincing. Shelton tells People that she advised him he'd regret it if he turned the honor down. The 41-year-old Shelton relented, deadpanning he's been "ugly" all his life so he'll take the yearlong reign with a smile.
👀🔥😍 @BlakeShelton is this year's #SexiestManAlive! And most importantly, he 'can't wait' to stick it to his fellow #TheVoice judge (and former SMA) @AdamLevine. 😂 https://t.co/LtQ2q8QSkU pic.twitter.com/g7IilIXzxA
— People (@people) November 15, 2017
The magazine announced its selection Tuesday night.
Shelton can't wait to rib his buddy and on-air rival Adam Levine about the accolade. Levine is a former Sexiest Man Alive pick himself.
Shelton will be featured in a special double issue to hit newsstands Friday.
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