David Beckham was named the “sexiest man alive” by People magazine on Tuesday. The former England captain was unveiled as the year’s sexiest man on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The unveiling of the magazine’s cover was also done on the talk show.
He has been described by the magazine as “a global superstar, devoted husband and down-to-earth dad of four”. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the title.
Beckham was not present in person, instead, he appeared on the show via video. He was actually wearing a mask in the beginning and spoke with his voice slightly altered in an attempt to make the audience members guess his identity.
Beckham has always been known for his style on and off the pitch. However, the heartthrob maintained that he never feels like a “sexy person”.
“I never feel that I’m an attractive, sexy person,” said Beckham, via The Guardian.
“I mean I like to wear nice clothes and nice suits and look and feel good, but I don’t ever think of myself that way,” he said.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder joked while accepting the honor calling it “the best moment of his career” and thanked a few people for making it possible.