Paul Rudd auditions for the Sexiest Man Alive title in hilarious TV segment


Paul Rudd pulled out all the stops as he auditioned for the Sexiest Man Alive title in a hilarious skit on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

The Clueless actor, 52, was named People’s 2021 Sexiest Man Alive on Wednesday and appeared on the chat show to make the announcement.   

In the segment, host Stephen, 57, played the head of the LSSC Sexiness Research Institute as he quizzed Paul on his qualifications for the title much like a job interview.

Star: Paul Rudd put on an animated display as he auditioned for the Sexiest Man Alive title in a hilarious The Late Show With Stephen Colbert segment

Star: Paul Rudd put on an animated display as he auditioned for the Sexiest Man Alive title in a hilarious The Late Show With Stephen Colbert segment

In the first section, Paul proved that he had the mind to be People’s Sexiest Man Alive while the second part tested his body.

As part of the physical examination, Stephen played a doctor while Paul showed off by putting his fist in his mouth. 

Stephen went on to analyze Paul like a show dog as he walked him on a leash, rubbed his belly, and even made him back up his ‘badonkadonk.’ 

Paul then participated in a sexy photoshoot and did tons of hilarious poses in several outlandish ensembles.

Funny: The Clueless actor, 52, was named People's 2021 Sexiest Man Alive on Wednesday and appeared on the chat show to make the announcement

Funny: The Clueless actor, 52, was named People’s 2021 Sexiest Man Alive on Wednesday and appeared on the chat show to make the announcement

In the end the Marvel star was told he had ‘tested negative for sexiness’ and accepted that as his fate before walking away.

Stephen and other physicians began clapping as he said ‘the final test was humility and you passed.’

Paul was in disbelief as he was crowned the Sexiest Man Alive and could barely contain himself as he began crying as he was given a bouquet, sash, and crown as confetti fell from the ceiling.

Dynamic duo: The 57-year-old chat show host played the head of the LSSC Sexiness Research Institute as he evaluated Rudd over his qualifications for the title much like a job interview

Dynamic duo: The 57-year-old chat show host played the head of the LSSC Sexiness Research Institute as he evaluated Rudd over his qualifications for the title much like a job interview

Speaking to People about the award, the star showcased his signature sense of humor as he talked about the honor even admitting that he was going to get ‘so much grief’ from his friends. 

Paul explained: ‘As they should. I would. I mean I’m going to lean into it hard. I’m going to own this. I’m not going to try to be like “Oh, I’m so modest.” 

‘I’m getting business cards made. But all of my friends will destroy me and I expect them to. And that’s why they’re my friends.’ 

Checking his vitals: As part of the physical examination, Stephen portrayed a doctor as the This Is 40 star even put his fist in his mouth

Checking his vitals: As part of the physical examination, Stephen portrayed a doctor as the This Is 40 star even put his fist in his mouth

One of Paul’s friends, actor and comedian Seth Rogen, did not give him grief but instead complimented his friend as he tweeted: ‘No arguments here.’ 

The actor has big plans now that he has been giving the title including private events with his fellow iconic handsome men.

He explained: ‘I’m hoping now that I’ll finally be invited to some of those sexy dinners with Clooney and Pitt and [Michael] B Jordan.

Good boy: Stephen went on to analyze Paul like a show dog as he out him on a leash, rubbed his belly, and even made him back up his 'badonkadonk'

Good boy: Stephen went on to analyze Paul like a show dog as he out him on a leash, rubbed his belly, and even made him back up his ‘badonkadonk’

Swerve: Stephen and other physicians began clapping as he said 'the final test was humility and you passed'

Swerve: Stephen and other physicians began clapping as he said ‘the final test was humility and you passed’

‘And I figure I’ll be on a lot more yachts. I’m excited to expand my yachting life. And I’ll probably try to get better at brooding in really soft light. I like to ponder. I think this is going to help me become more inward and mysterious. And I’m looking forward to that.’ 

Paul told People that the only person he told about the honor ahead of time was his wife of nearly 20 years Julie Yaeger.

Of her response to the news he said: ‘She was stupefied. But you know she was very sweet about it. After some giggling and shock, she said “Oh, they got it right.” And that was very sweet. She was probably not telling the truth, but what’s she going to say?’

What a moment: Paul was in disbelief as he was crowned the Sexiest Man Alive and could barely contain himself as he began crying as he was given a bouquet, sash, and crown as confetti fell from the ceiling

What a moment: Paul was in disbelief as he was crowned the Sexiest Man Alive and could barely contain himself as he began crying as he was given a bouquet, sash, and crown as confetti fell from the ceiling

As he and Julie have two kids together – son Jack, 17, and daughter Darby, 12 – Paul said he considers himself a family man above all.  

He admitted: ‘When I think about myself, I think of myself as a husband and a father, like I’m that.

‘I just hang out with my family when I’m not working. That’s what I kind of like the most.’ 

Last year’s People’s Sexiest Man Alive title went to Creed star Michael B. Jordan. 

'I'm going to lean into it hard': Paul was named People's 2021 Sexiest Man Alive for the first time at age 52 on Wednesday

‘I’m going to lean into it hard’: Paul was named People’s 2021 Sexiest Man Alive for the first time at age 52 on Wednesday

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