Host Ellen DeGeneres wanted to make sure Hemsworth still knew how sexy he is

By Claudia Harmata
April 09, 2019 08:44 AM

Sorry Chris Hemsworth, but there can only be one reigning Sexiest Man Alive.

The Avengers star, 35, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday where host Ellen DeGeneres wanted to make sure he still felt sexy after being “demoted” from PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive to a “Sexy Chris.”

“You look very, very good … you do look good, and I say that because I feel like you need someone to compliment you because it has to hurt,” DeGeneres said while welcoming Hemsworth on the show. “You were the Sexiest Man Alive and now, in the magazine, you’re just a ‘Sexy Chris,’ with Chris Pratt and a bunch of Chrises. You were demoted.”

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Hemsworth laughed but stayed optimistic about his new ranking.

“I was demoted, yeah out of how many billion people on the planet to four of us,” the actor joked.

Hemsworth was Sexiest Man Alive back in 2014. The latest honoree — 2019’s reigning sexy man — is Idris Elba.

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While he did win the 2019 category as “Sexiest Chris,” DeGeneres still wasn’t buying it — determined to make sure Hemsworth knew just how sexy he still is. She pulled up a slew of jaw-dropping shirtless photos of the actor, showing off his chiseled abs.

“Yeah, but you haven’t let yourself go, because I was flipping through some pictures today in my office,” the host said. “And I found a couple that I wanted to show people … these are things that I have up as posters in my bedroom.”

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The photos certainly were poster-worthy, and even fellow nominee and co-star Chris Pratt admitted that Hemsworth deserved to win “Sexiest Chris” when he joined DeGeneres on her show earlier this year.

“I gotta be honest with you,” Pratt said to DeGeneres. “He has my vote too, I mean look at him — the man is gorgeous.”

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