Ryan Gosling has never won People's Sexiest Man Alive title. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Congratulations, Patrick Dempsey! You’ve been named People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive‘ for 2023. You now join an impressive class of men including George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Brad Pitt. Nobody can take this title from you…although, maybe they should.

Look, there’s no questioning he’s a handsome guy. Sure, I’ll even say sexy. I’m just saying maybe he deserved the award when he was a little more, how do I put this delicately, popular? I think he would have been unquestionably in the running for the title in 2007. Why give him the title now?

Sexiest Man Alive

It would have made a lot of sense for him to win Sexiest Man Alive during his run as Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy. He was literally nicknamed McDreamy! Patrick Dempsey was a household name and just about everyone had a crush on him. Patrick was adored by the girls at school and their moms alike. During that time, he was the sexiest man alive. Today? He’s still sexy, but some other sexy men are missing out on a well-deserved title because we forgot to give Patrick Dempsey his 15 years ago.

In recent years, People’s Sexiest Man Alive title has gone to Chris Evans (2022), Paul Rudd (2021), and Michael B. Jordan (2020). All of whom are very much deserving of the award in that year. Chris Evans has long been one of the internet’s favorite crushes. Plus, he’s Captain America! He was in the news every week for something whether it’s the blockbuster he was starring in or someone he was rumored to be dating.

Paul Rudd is aging like a fine wine. He’s just getting better and better over the years and seems to have cracked the secret to aging. I’d say he deserves the title. Then, obviously Michael B. Jordan deserved the title in 2020. He is certainly one of the sexiest men alive and was starring in the Creed movies (along with other major films) and was a big part of pop culture. Can you name the last movie Patrick Dempsey starred in? Think on it.

I think an important metric that should be considered during the process of determining the sexiest man alive should be are they currently popular? Otherwise, there’s an employee at my local gym that would be worthy of the title. He’s probably just as known as Dempsey right now. So, here are 9 other dudes who I think should have and could have won sexiest man alive in 2023.

Other Men Worthy Of The Title

  • Ryan Gosling

    Ryan Gosling has never won People's Sexiest Man Alive title

    Ryan Gosling has never won People’s Sexiest Man Alive title. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

    Believe it or not, Ryan Gosling has never won People’s Sexiest Man Alive title. I feel like this could have been the year. He was in the biggest movie of the year (and looked darn good in it). Then again…he’s just Ken.

  • Travis Kelce

    Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce could have won People's Sexiest Man Alive title.

    Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce could have won People’s Sexiest Man Alive title. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    I know many people are tired of seeing it and hearing him brought up. However, can you name a more popular man in 2023…who also happens to be pretty sexy? He’s an incredibly popular athlete, a two-time Super Bowl champion (including the most recent Super Bowl title), he’s handsome, and he’s (allegedly) dating one of the biggest starts on earth. Additionally, he’s everywhere! Is there a single commercial running on TV that he’s not in? If there is, I haven’t seen it. This could have been the cherry on top of one of the greatest years for a human being ever.

  • Harry Styles

    Harry Styles could have won People's Sexiest Man Alive title

    Harry Styles will win the title one day. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Harry Styles is certainly worthy of the title of ‘Sexiest Man Alive.’ He’s one of the most well-known celebrities in the world and one of the most handsome. His list of ex-girlfriends includes some of the most beautiful and popular women alive. He can sing, he can act, and he can definitely model. I wouldn’t have blinked an eye if Harry had won the coveted title. His time will come.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio

    Leonardo DiCaprio has never won People's Sexiest Man Alive title.

    Somehow, Leonardo DiCaprio has never won People’s Sexiest Man Alive title. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Turner)

    Here’s a fact you may not have known: Leo has never won People’s Sexiest Man Alive title. However, he has won the title for other outlets, but this is the one that matters. He’s also appeared on the cover of People’s ‘Most Beautiful’ in 1998. I’m sure it doesn’t bother him, he’s accomplished enough in fields that matter to care about being the most sexy. That being said, this is probably the only trophy missing from his mantle. I mean, I don’t think they actually give a trophy for this, but you know what I’m getting at…

  • Robert Pattinson

    Robert Pattinson for Sexiest Man Alive!

    Robert Pattinson for Sexiest Man Alive! (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

    If I was able to vote for People’s Sexiest Man Alive, I would probably have cast my vote for Robert Pattinson. First, I believe he is in fact the sexiest man alive. Secondly, he remains a big deal in pop culture. He’s Batman! Clooney won it! I think Pattinson should, and eventually will, join the exclusive list. Just give it a little time. The hair…the stare…it’s all there.

  • John Krasinski

    John Krasinksi is one of the Sexiest Men Alive, regardless of title.

    John Krasinksi is one of the Sexiest Men Alive, regardless of title. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

    John Krasinski is an American Treasure an is worthy of being named Sexiest Man Alive. We’ve seen him go from cute to straight up sexy since his days on The Office. He’s grown out his beard, got ripped, and remains popular staying busy with several projects in front of and behind the camera. I bet you he was one of five finalists for the award this year. He had to have been. Otherwise, who are the judges here? I’d like to throw my hat into the ring going forward.

  • John Mayer

    John Mayer is worthy of Sexiest Man Alive

    John Mayer is worthy of Sexiest Man Alive (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

    The crooner is definitely has the looks and charisma to win People’s Sexiest Man Alive. He seemingly has it all. He’s handsome, he’s funny, and he can play the guitar. Is that legal? I feel like an individual should only be able to be one of those things. All three? Not fair. To be honest, that might have something to do with him not winning.

  • Simu Liu

    Simu Liu could be the Sexiest Man Alive

    Simu Liu is another celeb who will probably one day win the title of Sexiest Man Alive. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for IWC Schaffhausen)

    Simu Liu is another celebrity that could have been crowned Sexiest Man Alive in 2023. He’s a Marvel superhero, he’s a chiseled Ken, and he’s smart! I enjoyed watching him during his run on Celebrity Jeopardy! Not every guy on this list would be capable of looking good and being smart. Simu can and does!

  • Pedro Pascal

    Pedro Pascal should have won 2023's Sexiest Man Alive title

    Pedro Pascal should have won 2023’s Sexiest Man Alive title (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)

    Did any actor have a better 2023 than Pedro Pascal? The Last Of Us was one of the biggest shows of the year. It was only one of the reasons Pedro was the internet’s favorite person this year. Seriously, did you see all the memes? You couldn’t scroll without seeing his handsome face. It also helps that he’s funny, as we saw when he hosted Saturday Night Live. I’m actually surprised he didn’t win People’s Sexiest Man Alive this year. Patrick Dempsey was a Cinderella story, which is ironic because Dempsey stars in Enchanted.

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