Meet 11 of the Many More Sexy Men We're Celebrating in This Week's Issue
PRINCE HARRY: SEXIEST ROYAL
The 34-year-old Duke of Sussex is hitting his stride as a new husband — “the best ever” — according to Meghan Markle. The dad-to-be (he’s hoping for a girl) wears his heart on his sleeve and embraces PDA with his wife, who says he’s a “feminist too.” As if you needed another reason to love him!
HENRY GOLDING: SEXIEST PRINCE CHARMING
The wonderful thing about fairy tales is how suddenly happily-ever-after arrives: The British-Malaysian actor, 31, had been a hairstylist and travel-show host before he was cast as Singapore’s most eligible bachelor — dreamily handsome, soaked in money and nice, to boot — in the romantic smash Crazy Rich Asians. Hello, global heartthrob! “I’m not going to lie,” he says of overnight stardom. “It’s pretty nice.”
CHRIS PINE: SEXIEST DREAMBOAT
He credits his parents for giving him “the tools and the inclination to continually strive to be a better man,” says the Outlaw King star, 38, who will next be seen in the miniseries I Am the Night. “They are the most important people in my life.”
CHADWICK BOSEMAN: SEXIEST SUPERHERO
If Black Panther’s appearance at the end of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War was a wow moment, the black superhero’s arrival in his own blockbuster — a breakthrough for Marvel, Hollywood and, of course, Boseman — was even more exciting. Ka-pow! Boseman, 40, loved suiting up in Panther’s muscular armor. “You get lost in it,” he says. “You actually believe it.” So did America.
ETHAN HAWKE: SEXIEST OVERACHIEVER
"It's been probably the best professional year of my life," says the 48-year-old actor. "I'm getting to do pieces that I really believe in." This year has brought Hawke an indie thriller in First Reformed, a mainstream rom-com with Juliet, Naked and he got to co-write, direct and produce his dream project, Blaze. "I always say that you work hard in this business to get these at-bats ... and you've got to swing," he says.
HASAN MINHAJ: SEXIEST GROUNDBREAKER
The Daily Show alum, 33, is making a name for himself as the first Indian-American host of a satirical news show with Netflix’s Patriot Act. But his favorite thing to do? “Make my daughter and wife laugh.”
NOAH CENTINEO: SEXIEST RISING STAR
Centineo’s portrayal of a dreamy jock in both To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser cemented him as the Internet’s new crush. But, he says, in high school, “I wasn’t the jock, I kind of sat in the back of class and would sleep or crack jokes.” However, the currently single Centineo, 22, adds, when it comes to dating, “I literally worship my partner. When you appreciate someone, then it’s really hard to hurt them.”
JOHN KRASINSKI: SEXIEST MAN OF ACTION
You probably used to think of Krasinski as that sorta-heartthrob from The Office. Not after 2018: He became the new epitome of the strong, silent type as director-star of the near-wordless horror hit A Quiet Place. On Amazon he resurrected the ultimate man-with-a-mission as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. To the 39-year-old it was all just gravy: “There’s nothing you can complain about in this business, you know what I mean?” Humble too! Sigh.
SHAWN MENDES: SEXIEST TEEN IDOL
The Canadian singer-songwriter, who released his self-titled third studio album in May, takes pride in “always being honest.” Among his admissions: His guilty pleasure is rom-coms; The Notebook always makes him cry; and he has an irrational fear of deep water. So how does the 20-year-old cope? “Breathe and talk some sense into myself in the mirror.”
BRADLEY COOPER: SEXIEST TRIPLE THREAT
The actor, 43, could very well storm the Oscars with his multiple-hyphenated credits for A Star Is Born, a surprise smash that’s been embraced both by critics and sobbing audiences. He’s the star, director (first time!) and writer, plus he sings in a country-rocker growl that’s close to a come-on. And don’t overlook the fact that he cast Lady Gaga — and made her a movie star. The film’s hit song is “Shallow,” but this is one deep dude.
THOMAS RHETT: SEXIEST COUNTRY STAR
The 28-year-old “Life Changes” singer and dad of two daughters with his wife, Lauren, cherishes family life. “I take pride in trying to understand my wife and my kids, what makes them laugh, what makes them cry, what makes them happy, what makes them sad. I try to make sure I’m the best husband and dad I can possibly be.”