Idris Elba Receives 2013 Sexiest Man Alive Top Honor from ESSENCE

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idrisFor years, Idris Elba has graced the TV and movie screens with his pearly white smile and dark chocolate skin, contradicting his perfectly aligned teeth. Although his looks may have had nothing to do with Idris’ new found glory in being featured in two high-profile movies, Elba still has a way of getting middle aged women to throw dollars at the ticket booth to see his movies. Because of Elba’s irresistible looks and equally charismatic charm, the actor has been honored as the Sexiest Man Alive by Essence Magazine.

The 41-year-old United Kingdom native has been shifting gears left to right, with his July release of the action film Pacific Rim raking in well over $100 million and his new role as South African leader Nelson Mandela in Long Walk for Freedom, which has brought him an exceptional amount of Oscar buzz.

But we’re no fools. Idris’ looks does it all for us, and according to Essence Magazine, we aren’t the only ones.

“When Elba smiles, he dazzles. We’re seeing stars, moons and rainbows right about now,” wrote the publication.

With the exception of Elba, Essence chose the British actor out of a handful of men who have recently received the “Sexiest Man Alive” title in multiple magazines.

People Magazine recently revealed that musician Adam Levine took their nod as the Sexiest Man Alive.

Blog spot, theGrio, has also compiled their top pics of the Sexiest Black Men to walk the earth, including actors Shemar Moore, Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan.

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  1. Stanleybruce

    December 13, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Idris Elba, should have won this title several years ago from Essence Magazine. But nevertheless we are all grateful that he was finally recognized with this title.

  2. Manuel Dayenian

    December 13, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Most awards are good and I suspect Mr. Elba is fine with receiving the 2013 Sexiest Man Alive from Essence, however, I do not see his “looks”. I am a Science Fiction fan and when I saw his acting performance through such works as “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” and Pacific Rim, I saw a very powerful performance from an Actor with integrity and presence. I hope Mr. Elba will continue in the Science Fiction genre and continue to grow his career through his Acting craft.

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