Vin Diesel's 18 million Facebook fans help the actor run away with the title

By Tim Nudd
Updated November 17, 2010 08:20 AM
Credit: Kathryn Indiek/Globe; Dave Fisher/AP

You like Vin Diesel. You really, really “Like” him.

The actor, 43, demolished the competition in PEOPLE’s first-ever Sexiest Man Alive on Facebook poll, earning 56 percent of the vote in a five-way race, with lots of help from his 18 million Facebook fans.

So, now Vin can brag that he’s not just an attractive guy – he’s the hottest man in social media.

Diesel vanquished four other guys who loom large on the world’s biggest social network: most notably, Jersey Shore‘s Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, whose own grassroots campaigning made him the runner-up, with 28 percent of the vote.

Enrique Iglesias was third with 12 percent. Chad Ochocinco and Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa rounded out the pack with 2 percent each.

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