November 18, 2015 10:45 AM

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“I’ve had a few hairstyles.”

That’s probably the understatement of the year from our newly named Sexiest Man Alive, David Beckham, who for a period changed dos more often than some people change their underwear.

But amazingly, of all the looks he’s had, there’s only one he regrets: the cornrows. “I couldn’t have picked a worse time to actually have [them],” he tells PEOPLE in the clip above. “It hurt like hell and heading the ball also hurt like hell.”

David Beckham is PEOPLE's 2015 Sexiest Man Alive

For more on the Sexiest Man Alive – and to see who else made the cut – pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

However, earlier looks were favorites of his mum, and he personally loves that time prior to the 2002 World Cup when he went “a little bit ginger. It suited me.”

Watch the video above to hear which look was “a little bit dirty and unwashed, but not too bad,” and how he feels about his current cut (hey David, we like it!). Stay tuned to for more from Beckham, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday, to read our full interview, and tune in to Lifetime at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday night for the television special PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive 2015: 30 Years of Sexy.

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