People magazine announces its sexiest man alive

Michael B Jordan has been named People magazine's sexiest man alive.

The Black Panther actor, 33, was revealed as the winner during Jimmy Kimmel's US chat show, entering the studio in a pandemic-appropriate yellow hazmat suit.

His voice was disguised while he answered a series of questions from fans at home, saying he worked in film, was not an Avenger, he is not married and has also not been in a relationship with Taylor Swift.

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Michael B. Jordan arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actor Michael B. Jordan poses at the Conde Nast Traveler Hot List Party at The Presidential Suite of Hotel Bel-Air Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Actors Michael B. Jordan, right, and Melonie Diaz pose for photographers as they arrive for the screening of the film Heli at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Michael B. Jordan, left, and Zac Efron attend the "That Awkward Moment" premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
From left, Misty Upham, Michael B. Jordan and David Oyelowo accept the "Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award" onstage during the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
Michael B. Jordan arrives at the GQ "Men of the Year" event at The Ebell Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Michael B. Jordan, left, and Lupita Nyong'o arrive at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, on Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Michael B. Jordan, left, and Kristen Bell speak on stage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Jamie Bell, Kate Mara and Michael B. Jordan seen at the 2015 Pioneer of the Year Dinner honoring Jim Gianopulos on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images)
Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson wait for the start of a press conference promoting their film "Creed" outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Exclusive - Octavia Spencer and Michael B. Jordan seen at Los Angeles World Premiere of New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' 'Creed' at Regency Village Theater on Thursday, November 19, 2015, in Westwood, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Warner Bros/AP Images)
From left, Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Creed' in London, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Rachel McAdams, left, and Michael B. Jordan present the award for best cinematography at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Actor Michael B. Jordan, left, and actor/director Spike Lee gesture for the camera during the 3-point contest, part of the NBA basketball All-Star weekend, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
In this Saturday, June 16, 2018, photo, Michael B. Jordan, left, and Mila Kunis present the award for scene stealer at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Glenn Close, left, and Michael B. Jordan attend the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Vin Diesel, left, and Michael B. Jordan pose in the press room at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Morgan Freeman, right, presents Bryan Stevenson with the award for outstanding motion picture for "Just Mercy" as Michael B. Jordan looks on from left at the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

A viewer then correctly guessed Jordan's identity and he removed the mask.

Award-winning singer John Legend was last year's sexiest man alive, while previous holders of the title include Brad Pitt, Sir Sean Connery, Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Idris Elba.

Jordan is best known for playing villain Erik Killmonger in Marvel's superhero blockbuster Black Panther, as well as for his lead role in boxing drama Creed.

Speaking on Kimmel, he said it is a "cool title to have," revealing he found out about the news while driving.

"It's a cool feeling," Jordan told People. "You know, everybody always made that joke, like, 'Mike, this is the one thing you're probably not going to get.' But it's a good club to be a part of."

Jordan said the women in his family "are definitely proud of this one".

Of the magazine, he added: "When my grandmother was alive, it was something that she collected, and then my mom naturally reads it a lot and my aunts as well. This is one that they're definitely going to have a special place for."

California-born Jordan had brief appearances in episodes of TV series Cosby and The Sopranos before bagging a small – but pivotal – role in The Wire, playing teenage drug dealer Wallace.

He joined US soap All My Children in 2003 and in 2009 started playing a quarterback in sports drama Friday Night Lights.

Jordan won critical acclaim and the tag of one to watch after playing a shooting victim in 2013's Fruitvale Station, directed by Black Panther filmmaker Ryan Coogler.

His career hit a speedbump in 2015 when he starred as the Human Torch in the critically panned box office flop Fantastic Four.

Jordan bounced back later that year, again teaming up with Coogler to play Adonis "Donnie" Creed in Rocky sequel Creed.

He is next set to appear in Without Remorse, a Tom Clancy adaptation.

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