`Ferrari` and `Grey`s Anatomy` actor Patrick Dempsey has been named as the People`s sexiest man alive for 2023.
He was revealed as this year`s honoree during Tuesday night`s broadcast of `Jimmy Kimmel Live`.
Prior to unveiling Dempsey as the sexiest man alive, the actor participated in a Q&A with the audience while wearing a realistic lizard face filter, followed by a donkey filter on the late-night talk show, reports `Variety`.
“I`m glad it`s happening at this point in my life,” Dempsey told `People` in the publication`s article revealing him as this year`s winner.
“It`s nice to have the recognition, and certainly my ego takes a little bump, but it gives me the platform to use it for something positive.”
Asked how he first reacted to the news, Dempsey replied with a laugh, “I was completely shocked, and then I started laughing, like, this is a joke, right? I`ve always been the bridesmaid!”
Pedro Pascal, Timothee Chalamet, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Lenny Kravitz and Philadelphia Eagles` star centre Jason Kelce were name-dropped earlier in the day as the “many, many sexy men” featured in the publication`s 2023 sexiest man alive issue alongside honoree Dempsey.
The sexiest man alive feature has been an annual event for People magazine since the award`s inception in 1985 with inaugural winner Mel Gibson at age 29.
Last year`s honoree was Chris Evans, while other recent winners include Paul Rudd, Michael B. Jordan, John Legend and Idris Elba.
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