Originally published on E! On-line
McDreamy is finally People’s The hottest man in the world.
“I’m glad it’s happening at this time in my life,” said the 57-year-old People in the cover story. “It’s nice to get the recognition and it certainly gives my ego a little boost, but it gives me the platform to use it for something positive.”
Dempsey joked that he was “shocked” to officially receive the honor – 20 years after he won hearts on the ABC medical drama series.
“I started laughing, it’s a joke, right? I have always been the bridesmaid!” said the enchanted star. “I had completely forgotten about it and didn’t even think about being in that position. So my ego is good.”
Dempsey noted that his children — Talula, 21, and Darby and Sullivan, 16, whom he shares with wife Jillian Fink — will keep him humble, saying they “will just make fun of me and pick on me.” “ I figured out every reason why I shouldn’t do that. He added: “That’s good, they keep me young.”
The actor dethroned the 2022 winner, the “Avengers” star Chris Evanswho, upon receiving the wonderful title, immediately thought of one person.
“My mother will be so happy,” Evans said the outlet in November 2022. “She’s proud of everything I do, but that’s something she can really brag about.”
As for his personal bragging rights?
“It feels like a strange form of humble-brag,” he shared, rightly predicting that “this will just be an excuse for bullying” and that he will be “ripe for harassment” from his peers.
Sure enough, Chris Hemsworth (who received the honor in 2014) announced that he and his MCU colleagues included Robert Downey Jr. And Jeremy Renner assembled for trolling The Captain America star in her group chat, especially when it came to this his cover photo.
“We have an ‘Avengers’ text chain and very quickly it was like you’re doing things with your hands back there,” the “Thor” actor said during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2022. “Downey said he was going to be arrested, I said a beautiful mugshot and Jeremy Renner said a bunch of things I won’t repeat.”
Last year, the Gray Man actor joined his Avenger co-star as the latest Marvel star to have the title’s finale. Paul Rudd grab the honor in 2021 and “Black Panther” star Michael B Jordan received the award in 2020.