"Blake Shelton is about as sexy as a gluten free saltine cracker," says one critic.
Shelton was humbled when he heard the news, telling the mag, "Y'all must be running out of people," and crediting girlfriend of two years Gwen Stefani with convincing him to accept the honor.
But the real highlight for Shelton was getting to rub it in "Voice" co-star Adam Levine's face. "I can’t wait to shove this up Adam's ass,” Shelton said. "As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that's really the only thing I care about."
The magazine helped him do just that, filming a video where he drove his "Voice" co-star -- and 2013's "Sexiest Man Alive" -- blindfolded to the side of a building to unveil a larger-than-life rendition of the new cover.
While Shelton had his supporters -- and none louder than Shelton himself -- many others were vocally confused by People's choice, and offered some alternatives of their own through Twitter.
Here are some of the best:
I just made a drink.. A sexy drink. #donthatemebecauseimbeautiful— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) November 15, 2017
The same people who voted in People’s sexiest alive man list are the same folks who tampered w/ the presidential elections— Corey Townsend (@JarrieBradshaw) November 15, 2017
There’s no way Blake Shelton is the sexiest man w/ Trevante Rhodes still breathing. pic.twitter.com/cd5NTcKJp4
I️ heard my dude Blake Shelton won People Magazine’s “Sexiest man Alive.” Way to hold It down for all the 7s out there. We appreciate you ✊🏽✊🏽— Evan Turner (@thekidet) November 13, 2017
Blake Shelton is People’s Sexiest Man Alive because apparently Idris Elba, Chris Evans and Jason Momoa fell off the planet last night.— Jenn C 🦃🌽🥕🥔🍗🥃 (@TheJennC) November 15, 2017
Blake Shelton is about as sexy as a gluten free saltine cracker— Matthew Smith (@kyleo71) November 15, 2017
Love you Blake, but they apparently haven't seen Thor yet.. 🤗— Kim MacInnis (@mammamacinnis) November 15, 2017
Me and my whole squad searching and we still can't locate the sexy.🤷🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/9SC27ryJbw— The Observant Nubian (@ICanSEEYallTho) November 15, 2017
BLAKE SHELTON? pic.twitter.com/D7EPB6jOoW— Mike T (@majtague) November 15, 2017
@blakeshelton Not sure about the sexiest. But congrats on the recognition of being a man & being alive. Love you buddy!— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) November 15, 2017
BREAKING: Trump orders Jeff Sessions to name a special prosecutor to investigate whether Hillary conspired with People Magazine to name Blake Shelton as 2017's "Sexiest Man Alive" instead of Trump.— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) November 15, 2017
How can you trust straight people when they chose Blake Shelton as the sexiest among them— Eliel Cruz-Lopez (@elielcruz) November 15, 2017
I don’t want to live in a country where Blake Shelton is considered sexiest anything. What has happened to my poor country?!? 🙈 #SexiestManAlive— Stephanie Autry (@StephAutryAU) November 15, 2017
Blake Shelton’s creepy milk ass face makes me feel personally attacked. And I had to google him.— Jess Joho is my demon name only summon if needed (@liongirl528) November 15, 2017
You had one job, People.
Maybe They wanted a safe choice dud to all the other actors past and misconduct storieS?— lipkin22 (@lipkinlip) November 15, 2017
Blake Shelton looks like any tall dude at Circle K getting a six pack in the south on Fri night. These people don't get out much.— Vonathon (@Von_a_thon) November 15, 2017
WHO are these people that think Blake Shelton is the sexiest man alive!? This is honestly really offensive.— Zach Foley (@ZachFoley) November 13, 2017
Blake Shelton as #SexiestManAlive is finally proclaiming what we already know. It's a joke and can be brought, easily.— seriously though (@modrealness) November 15, 2017
People magazine picked.. Blake Shelton.. as the Sexiest Man of the Year? pic.twitter.com/nZLBMBMBc8— Alison Sykora (@alisonsykora) November 15, 2017
is blake shelton really the sexist man of the year? pic.twitter.com/KixCJ7L0FR— evie (@lustctrl) November 15, 2017
Blake Shelton is peoples sexiest man alive????? 7 at best— Sammie Clemmey (@sammieclemmey) November 15, 2017
Blake Shelton. Really? We go from The Rock to Blake Shelton? Seems like it must of been a slow year for celebs.— Shanna (@Alisharay83) November 15, 2017
Trump is President. Blake Shelton is the Sexiest Man Alive. Snooki better start planning her Nobel Prize speech.— Susie Meister (@susie_meister) November 15, 2017
But perhaps the last word on the new champ should go to the people's champion of 2016, the reigning "Sexiest Man Alive" (until the new issue comes out Friday, at least), Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He posted the following just a few hours before the big reveal Tuesday night:
Let’s all just take a moment to recognize @people’s Sexiest Man Alive will always be the 6’5 260lbs of tattooed brown eyed soul. And clearly there’s lots of steamy cheese on this pizza I’m serving. That is all. Let’s get back to work. https://t.co/Dw0lBt84JN— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 13, 2017