"He may have won the sexiness electoral college, but not the sexiness popular vote," Colbert jokes.
"What? What? What? Really? Do I have that right? Did I miss something? Is Matthew McConaughey dead?" the "Late Show" host said in his monologue.
"No offense to Blake. He's a solid seven. Nothing to be ashamed of there," Colbert joked of the "Voice" judge and country singer. "But the 'Sexiest Man Alive?' More like the 'Sexiest Man at the Home Depot,' and that's if it's not a Saturday."
Colbert then questioned why the magazine didn't pick Adam Levine if they had to select someone from the singing competition program. But since that was most likely not a requirement, the CBS late-night host started to list other options that would have made him happy, including Idris Elba, Liam Neeson and even Paul Ryan.
"Now listen Blake, I like you," Colbert said. "Actually, I don't know anything about you. You're a judge on that singing show. Not the first one, that other one. But I'm taking a stand, line in the sand right now. I do not recognize Blake Shelton as our crowned sexiness king. He may have won the sexiness electoral college, but not the sexiness popular vote."
Colbert concluded on the subject with a quick plug at his own magazine honor: GQ's Bad Hombre of the Year.