A Few Theories On Why Ryan Gosling Might Have Turned Down ‘The World’s Sexiest Man’ Prize

And in the process look at some sexy pictures of him...


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Ryan Gosling has apparently turned down the opportunity to be People's Sexiest Man Alive this year - an accolade that's just gone to Chris Hemsworth instead. A source who had some sort of involvement with negotiations about the cover told TheWrap: 'They tried a few times, especially during his huge year in 2011.'

But apparently his team decided to quash these efforts. Every single time. 'The consensus was he's too serious for it, too artsy.'

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What shocks us most about the fact he turned down the opportunity to be People's Sexiest Man Alive? Well, it's that famous people are actually given any choice when it comes to people thinking they're sexy. Ok, ok, there are a lot of people who become famous and they're not really thinking of being sexy when they're doing it. Like, say, Barack Obama.

But then there's Ryan Gosling, who has spent enough time in the gym bulking up and enough time on screen stripping off and enough time simulating actual sex on 30 foot screens to know that someone out there's going to find him sexy.

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And we're sure that, on a couple of levels, he's not opposed to people finding him sexy; not only is Eva Mendes the mother of his child, but his dashing good looks definitely help him get all of those glitzy roles. So it's left us wondering, did* all* the previous winners of this accolade have to give* People* the go-ahead to crown them the Sexiest Man Alive?

Sure, we can imagine Adam Levine or Channing Tatum saying 'yeah, ok' either out of arrogance (Adam) or for a laugh (Channing). But serious actor Jude Law? Serious director-actor-philanthropist George Clooney? Seriousihs director-actor Matt Damon? Did they all 'yes' this?

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Something tells us it's not up to the celebrity who the magazine gets to put on the cover…and that this story might just be a bullshit excuse for us to put up a nice big picture of Ryan Gosling on our own website. You're so very welcome. As for Ryan, either this story is 100% true and he's adorably humble, or it's a lie and* People* just never fancy him so he's an adorable underdog.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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