“Thank you @people!!!! Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful,” the country star, 41, tweeted following the reveal on Tuesday’s episode of The Voice.
In a follow-up tweet, Shelton wrote: “I just made a drink.. A sexy drink. #donthatemebecauseimbeautiful.”
“OW! OW! Welcome to @people’s #SexiestManAlive club, @blakeshelton. You’ve made @adamlevine proud,” the NBC singing competition series wrote on Twitter.
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In addition to becoming the first country artist to be Sexiest Man Alive, Shelton is continuing his stellar year in music.
He became the first country artist to win the all-genre favorite album category at January’s People’s Choice Awards, and also won top country artist at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
In addition, he recently earned his sixth No. 1 album with the release of Texoma Shore.