Blake Shelton Reveals His ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Win Was People’s Attempt at ‘Comic Relief’

by Madison Miller
Photo by: Rich Fury/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM

When country artist Blake Shelton was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2017 the artist revealed he undoubtedly drew major attention: “They definitely come screaming.”

He was not referring to fans swarming him with love and attention over his win. Rather, it was the opposite.

When Blake Shelton won People’s Sexiest Man Alive award, the very axis the world turns on seemed to dissolve in on itself. Media outlets asked the question, “What, did every other male celebrity die?’

While the backlash and the not-so-nice feedback about the decision was the talk of 2017, Shelton never really took it seriously.

Sexiest Man Controversy

Recently the artist was on the “Bobby Bones Show.” He talked about the upcoming finale of “The Voice,” getting engaged to Gwen Stefani, and what it’s like being so sexy.

In reference to the 2017 victory he said, “I still hear people complaining about me being named Sexiest Man Alive years ago.”

What is more concerning for Blake Shelton is that people are so concerned who a magazine names the sexiest person.

“What’s concerning to me is any grown human being that spends more than five minutes of their life concerned with or worried about who People Magazine names sexiest man alive that’s what’s concerning to me these people who are consumed with this magazine that comes out like its the result of an election,” Shelton said

Shelton is known for his pretty natural and lighthearted sense of humor. On “The Voice” he and Adam Levine had a humorous bickering relationship. That relationship continues to blossom and make fans laugh now via social media since Levine left the show.

Does that mean the decision by People Magazine was just to give people a bit of a chuckle?

“To me, it was just a fun deal and none of us took it very seriously even the people at People Magazine were the first to say they didn’t take it that seriously that year. That’s why they even put me on the cover it was kind of a blow-off thing and they felt like the nation needed a little comic relief at that point. Yet, people didn’t think it was that funny,” Shelton said.

Since Shelton’s win, the other winners have been Idris Elba, John Legend, and Michael B. Jordan.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

Regardless of the mixed reactions, Blake Shelton will forever live on in the pages of all the sexiest men. How does his future wife, Gwen Stefani, feel about dating a former People’s Sexiest Man Alive?

Well, she likes it enough to marry him. The two have been planning their wedding after getting engaged in October. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is making it more difficult.

According to Insider, Stefani is really just wanting her parents at the wedding at this point. Even if she cut it down to just family she said it would be too many people for COVID.

One indoor wedding in Maine with 55 in August led to a huge outbreak. There were 177 confirmed cases and seven deaths.

Other stars like Sarah Hyland and Jennifer Lopez are holding off their planning until things are back under control.

Regardless of the ceremony, the Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani marriage will be no joke.