Chris Evans rumored to be People's Sexiest Man Alive… after the Marvel star was overlooked last year


Chris Evans is rumored to be the latest Hollywood hunk to land People’s Sexiest Man Alive cover.

According to Page Six, the 40-year-old actor will be unveiled as this year’s superior stud on next week’s issue of the gossip magazine.

Evans was in the running to take the title last year, but plans were reportedly thwarted after he caused a frenzy by accidentally sharing an explicit shot of his penis to social media.

Finally! Chris Evans is rumored to be the latest Hollywood hunk to land People's Sexiest Man Alive cover; seen in 2019

Finally! Chris Evans is rumored to be the latest Hollywood hunk to land People’s Sexiest Man Alive cover; seen in 2019

Specifically, the Captain America star had uploaded a short video to his Instagram Stories in September 2020 of himself and some friends playing Heads Up. 

But at the end of the video, a shot of Chris’ phone camera roll came up, which featured a close-up black-and-white photo of a penis. The entire clip was deleted shortly after.

The picture didn’t leave anything to the imagination, but it was cropped too closely to have any identifying features. 

Coming soon: According to Page Six , the 40-year-old actor will be unveiled as this year's superior stud on next week's issue of the gossip magazine

Coming soon: According to Page Six , the 40-year-old actor will be unveiled as this year’s superior stud on next week’s issue of the gossip magazine

‘Chris was in discussions to take the [Sexiest Man Alive] cover last year, but it was not great timing,’ a source told Page Six, adding that ‘bosses thought it was better to wait’ until the online hoopla died down.

Another source refuted the above statements by insisting that the explicit photo ‘had nothing to do with Evans not being named the 2020 Sexiest Man Alive.’ 

People would go on to award Creed actor Michael B. Jordan with the highly-coveted cover. 

Evans’ accidental snap would eventually go viral, becoming the subject of hundreds of thousands of tweets. 

Whoops: Evans was in the running to take the title last year, but plans were reportedly thwarted after he caused a frenzy by accidentally sharing an explicit shot of his penis to social media; see in 2019

Whoops: Evans was in the running to take the title last year, but plans were reportedly thwarted after he caused a frenzy by accidentally sharing an explicit shot of his penis to social media; see in 2019

Twitter: The reaction on Twitter and other platforms was mostly supportive, while it was also met with good-natured jokes and memes from friends and fans

Twitter: The reaction on Twitter and other platforms was mostly supportive, while it was also met with good-natured jokes and memes from friends and fans

Most posts took a light-hearted approach to the accidental disclosure, with some gushing about the actor’s potential anatomy.

Evans’ name would eventually ‘trend’ on the platform. 

His brother Scott Evans, as well as his Avengers co-star Mark Ruffalo, would eventually chime in on the social media frenzy. 

Mark tweeted at Chris that there is ‘nothing’ he could do to ’embarrass’ himself ‘while Trump is in office.’

2020: People would go on to award Creed actor Michael B. Jordan with the highly-coveted cover

2020: People would go on to award Creed actor Michael B. Jordan with the highly-coveted cover

Scott pretended to be unaware of the situation, tweeting out: ‘Was off social media for the day yesterday. So. What’d I miss?’

Two days later, Chris would put the unwanted ‘attention’ to could use by encouraging people to vote in the 2020 presidential election.

The actor wrote to his 14 million followers on Twitter: ‘Now that I have your attention…. VOTE Nov 3rd!!!’

Chris added two emojis of a man with his hand on his face and another as he shrugged his shoulders.

Supportive: Chris' Avengers co-star Mark Ruffalo also attempted to cheer the actor up following the unusual photo leak

Supportive: Chris’ Avengers co-star Mark Ruffalo also attempted to cheer the actor up following the unusual photo leak

Sibling: Chris' brother Scott Evans did not let the moment fly by as he hilariously addressed it on his Twitter account on Sunday morning

Sibling: Chris’ brother Scott Evans did not let the moment fly by as he hilariously addressed it on his Twitter account on Sunday morning

Breaking his silence: Two days after the accidental post, Chris took to Twitter to indirectly respond

Breaking his silence: Two days after the accidental post, Chris took to Twitter to indirectly respond

During an appearance on the Tamron Hall Show, Chris called the entire situation ’embarrassing’ but that there were ‘lessons learned, lots of teachable moments.’

‘You know, things happen, it’s embarrassing, you gotta roll with the punches. I will say I have some pretty fantastic fans who really came to my support and that was really, really nice.’ 

The news of his reported Sexiest Man Alive cover comes just days after the release of the first trailer for the animated feature Lightyear which will see Chris voice the toy hero Buzz Lightyear.

The highly-anticipated trailer featured a slew of action packed scenes from Buzz’s adventures in the galaxy – which will hit theaters on June 17, 2022.

Animated: The news of his reported Sexiest Man Alive cover comes just days after the release of the first trailer for animated feature Lightyear which will see Chris voice the toy hero Buzz Lightyear

Animated: The news of his reported Sexiest Man Alive cover comes just days after the release of the first trailer for animated feature Lightyear which will see Chris voice the toy hero Buzz Lightyear 

Spinoff: Lightyear, produced by Pixar, is an origin spinoff movie from the Toy Story franchise; the Toy Story films center around Buzz Lightyear and Woody, a pull-string cowboy toy

Spinoff: Lightyear, produced by Pixar, is an origin spinoff movie from the Toy Story franchise; the Toy Story films center around Buzz Lightyear and Woody, a pull-string cowboy toy 

Action-packed: The highly-anticipated trailer featured a slew of action packed scenes from Buzz's adventures in the galaxy - which will hit theaters on June 17, 2022

Action-packed: The highly-anticipated trailer featured a slew of action packed scenes from Buzz’s adventures in the galaxy – which will hit theaters on June 17, 2022 

Lightyear, produced by Pixar, is an origin spinoff movie from the Toy Story franchise; the Toy Story films center around Buzz Lightyear and Woody, a pull-string cowboy toy.  

In the Toy Story franchise, Buzz is voiced by Tim Allen with Woody voiced by Tom Hanks.

It marks the 26th animated feature by Pixar; the animated movie is directed by Angus MacLane and produced by Galyn Susman.

Chris is no stranger to the hero role. He starred as Steve Roger/Captain America in the Avengers franchise as well as three stand alone Captain America films. 

Born hero: Chris is no stranger to the hero role. He starred as Steve Roger/Captain America in the Avengers franchise as well as three stand alone Captain America films

Born hero: Chris is no stranger to the hero role. He starred as Steve Roger/Captain America in the Avengers franchise as well as three stand alone Captain America films

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