The People have spoken and have declared this year’s Sexiest Man Alive—Idris Elba. The yearly poll that has readers and editors voting on who they think is the sexiest man alive was announced today, and, for once, it seems that most are happy with this year’s winner.
The 46-year-old Brit, made famous for his role in The Wire, was excited to learn of his new title. “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’” the actor tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’ But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure.”