Beckham described the 30th anniversary Sexiest Man Alive title as a “huge honor.” The British hunk is arguably one of the most recognizable athletes on global level. Additionally, Beckham is a family man, married to former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham with four children (Brooklyn, Romeo, Harper, Cruz). Although his role as a father has certainly earned him a DILF-status, Beckham struggles with his own confidence: “I never feel that I’m an attractive, sexy person.” However, it’s safe to say that the rest of the world still swoons over after all these years!
PEOPLE and Lifetime are teaming up for a one-hour primetime special set to air tomorrow night, November 18th at 9pm EST. The joint effort aptly titled PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive 2015: 30 Years of Sexy will examine the past three decades of the annual award. While you wait for the special to air on television, browse through the previous winners in the Sexiest Man Alive gallery.
Jess Cagle, the Editorial Director of PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly, released a statement exclusively through the magazine’s website, noting that the 30-year-anniversary achievement has come at a fitting time in entertainment history. He states that 2015 has marked a pop culture milestone, so it is only fitting that we should take a look back at the evolution of this incredible franchise and celebrate on all platforms.
Beckham is on a visit to India in his role as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
The footballing star and Tendulkar, Tendulkar, who is also a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, walked around the stadium, soaking in the excitement and accepting the warm reception from the fans. A near-full Wankhede stadium honoured these legends with cheers and applause.
Beckham won the honor because … okay, honestly? Besides the fact that he’s known as one of the more attractive people on the planet, we have no idea. Sexiest Man Alive is about more than looks! Generally, the magazine chooses someone who just had a big year, or needs some image repair, or has upcoming projects to promote. Beckham, 40, retired from soccer a couple years ago. These days he makes headlines when he plays in a UNICEF charity match with his kids.
Fittingly, People only focuses on Beckham’s family for its cover, as the headline reads “He’s a romantic husband, a devoted dad — and he vacuums!” It goes without saying that his wife is pop star/fashion icon Victoria Beckham. Even the preview of People’s cover story simply notes that he’s a proud father to three sons (Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz) and a four-year-old daughter, Harper. Then there are the usual quotes about how he is surprised that he’s considered sexy. That’s it.