Adam Levine has officially accepted his title of People's Sexiest Man Alive!
The Maroon 5 frontman stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night to accept a trophy from the late-night host, saying the new title means “everything” to him.
In a comical acceptance speech, Levine poked fun at himself: “They think it's shallow, they think it's just a silly media stunt used to sell magazines and perpetuate the image of Hollywood being based on looks. And that's totally true. It is. But I'm completely cool with that.”
“The Voice” judge also mentioned Ryan Gosling – who many think should have already been crowned Sexiest Man a few times over – saying, “Ryan Gosling, thank you for turning this down constantly. That really helped my campaign.”
“Of course, my predecessors – George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and George Clooney, of course,” the 34 year-old jokingly continued about past celebrities who have held the number 1 spot.
People's cover decision has sparked backlash from many questioning whether Levine deserved the title, but the singer took the criticism in stride. “There's one more thing I would really like to say, People of America, great choice. And you're welcome.”
Check out the video of Adam accepting his award on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and let us know your thoughts on whether he deserved the title in the comments section below.