The longstanding tradition of highlighting the hottest man on the planet continues as Patrick Dempsey is named PEOPLE’s 2023 Sexiest Man Alive. In a dramatic reveal on Jimmy Kimmel, Patrick accepted his award. As the audience asked questions in an effort to correctly identify the man, Jimmy realized they were a bit far off.
He offered them the hint that he played an on-screen doctor. Ultimately, someone put the clues together and realized that this was the one and only Dr. McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy.
Patrick rose to fame starting in the 90s when he appeared in the sitcom Will & Grace. From there, he picked up occasional roles including as a young JFK in a miniseries and Detective Kincaid in Scream 3. From there, Patrick moved into the realm of Disney, starring in the Enchanted series. However, Grey’s Anatomy continuously remains to be the show he is most associated with. He plays Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd across Ellen Pompeo.
Additionally, Patrick is a race car driver. He told Eurosport: “I would like to make that [motorsports] a complete priority and just focus on this full-time. If I could just walk away from acting, I think I could do that very easily, and just focus on the driving, I would love that more than anything else.”
Also in the running for this prestigious title were a variety of actors, singers, and athletes who captivated the gaze of fans this year for one reason or another. While they certainly all deserved their nomination, not everyone could be crowned as sexiest. The additional nominees were:
No, Swifties, this is the wrong Kelce brother. Jason Kelce plays football for the Philadelphia Eagles, but achieved massive stardom and success for his additional media ventures. Alongside his brother Travis Kelce, Jason co-hosts the New Heights podcast where the duo open up about the behind-the-scenes in the National Football League. Plus, they talk recent happenings in the sports world and keep a fun, quippy banter. Jason is a SuperBowl champ, scoring a win with the Eagles.
American actor and comedian Jamie Foxx boasts plenty of awards including a Golden Globe, SAG Award, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Actor. He went on to venture in music, collaborating with Kanye West and Ludacris. Jamie is considered a strongly established actor and made his most recent on-screen appearance in Amazon Prime’s series The Burial.
In recent years, the star has been candid about a undisclosed “medical complication” that threatened his life. During his recovery, he wrote on Instagram: “You’re lookin at a man who is thankful… finally startin to feel like myself… it’s been an unexpected dark journey… but I can see the light.”
As the youngest nominee, Timothée Chalamet brought a youthful charm to the lineup. The actor is best known for his controversial role in Call Me By Your Name and his subsequent leading role in Dune. He is set to make his next on-screen appearance as the lead in Wonka, the latest of the Willy Wonka film adaptations releasing in December.
A native New Yorker, Timothée started his collegiate education at Columbia University before transferring to New York University. He pursued his acting alongside his academics, portraying a role in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
Pedro Pascal is a slow burn actor, tackling smaller roles for 14 years before having his big break in 2014. He bag his ascent to fame after portraying Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones. The notoriety he gained only opened more doors for his career and he then later starred in The Last of Us and Star Wars’ Mandalorian. By no means is Pedro limited to his on-screen skills. The star also spent some time on Broadway, making his stage debut in 2019 for the play King Lear.
The iconic singer-songwriter Usher’s nomination resonates with every Millennial as he dominated the airwaves in the late 90s and early 2000s. With a mix of R&B and pop, Usher released his debut self-titled album in 1994. He went on to release nine studio albums for his own music. The musician is also partly credited for discovering and mentoring pop star Justin Bieber, alongside his friend Scooter Braun.
Lenny Kravitz is a multi-talented star. With many accolades in both music and acting, he won over the hearts with his talent and charm. The star is known, especially, for his unique ability to musically bend genres and compose outside of the box. He has a hefty list of acting credits, including as Cinna in The Hunger Games.
In other news – Sofía Vergara reportedly falling for Justin Saliman
Sparks are flying for Sofía Vergara, 51, and Justin Saliman! Following their date on October 20, a source close to the Modern Family alum told US Weekly on November 7, that she is quickly “falling” for the orthopedic surgeon. “Sofía is falling for Justin the more she spends time with him,” the insider said of the romance. “They have amazing chemistry, and her friends think they make a wonderful couple.”
The source also claimed that the actress has been “extra” happy since she connected with her rumored beau. “She seems extra happy since she’s been seeing Justin,” they explained. The source additionally claimed that Sofia’s pals are enamored with the surgeon. “They love that he treats her like a total gentleman and isn’t fazed by her celebrity status,” they said. “He has his own thing going on and seems to really like her for her.” Read More