On Tuesday, November 8th, actor Patrick Dempsey was revealed as People Magazine’s 2023 Sexiest Man Alive. The beloved ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star was unveiled on Jimmy Kimmel Live in front of a studio audience. Dempsey participated in some lighthearted comedy bits with Kimmel while wearing amusing face filters before the big announcement was made.
When initially asked about how he reacted to the news, Dempsey laughed and said, “I was completely shocked, and then I started laughing, like, this is a joke, right?” The 57-year-old went on to joke, “I’ve always been the bridesmaid!”
Dempsey also commented, “I’m glad it’s happening at this point in my life. It’s nice to have the recognition, and certainly my ego takes a little bump, but it gives me the platform to use it for something positive.”
Prior to revealing Dempsey as this year’s pick, Jimmy Kimmel had teased some other potential contenders earlier in the show. Names like Pedro Pascal, Timothée Chalamet, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Lenny Kravitz, and Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce were all floated as possible 2023 honorees.
Dempsey takes over the mantle from 2022’s Sexiest Man, Chris Evans. He now joins the ranks of previous winners that include Paul Rudd, Michael B. Jordan, John Legend, Idris Elba, and more. The popular feature has been an annual tradition for people since its inception in 1985. Additionally, you can also read about- 25 Most Beautiful Women of All Time [Updated with Net Worth]
An in-depth interview with Dempsey about the meaning behind this recognition will be featured in the magazine when it hits shelves on November 11th. Given his decades-long career and worldwide fame from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, this news is sure to delight his legions of loyal fans.
At 57 years old, Dempsey proves that aging gracefully, talent, and kindness are what really make someone sexy. His humility and humor about the designation show he doesn’t take himself too seriously either.
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