Chris Evans Named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine

By -  iMediaBuzz Team

Chris Evans might have thrown down Captain America's shield, but he now wears a new badge of honour: he was awarded the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.

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The people's selections were announced Monday night on Stephen Colbert's Late Night Show and on the magazine's website.

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Evans, who played Captain America in Marvel's massive superhero movies for nearly a decade, takes the baton from another Avenger, Paul Rudd.

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For the magazine's cover story, which appears on newsstands on Friday, he said, "My mom will be really delighted."

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He also knows that he is likely to be teased by his close friends. "Actually it would just be a point of bullying," he joked in an interview. "It's ripe for harassment."

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Those include co-stars and past Sexiest Man Alive winners like Rudd, Ryan Reynolds, and Chris Hemsworth.

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Other past honorees include John Legend, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Adam Levine, Richard Gere, Channing Tatum and David Beckham.

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People interviewed Evans, 41, at a farmhouse in Georgia, where the actor talked about finding a better work-life balance.

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"The happiest aspect of my career right now is feeling safe enough to take my leg off the gas," he said.

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Evans' first film role came in 2000's "The New Commerce," and he played superhero Johnny Storm in two "Fantastic Four" films released in 2005 and 2007.

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