John Roger Stephens, popularly known as John Legend has being named the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by ‘People’ Magazine succeeding actor Idris Elba who was last years recipient.
The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award winner who is the 34th person to be graced with the award which started in 1985 with then-29-year-old Mel Gibson as its first recipient expressed his excitement also revealing that succeeding Idris Elba is no small fit and he is already feeling the weight of the mantle.
“I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure,” he said. “Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m also following Idris Elba, which is not fair and not nice to me!”
The singer also thanked his Mum for the support and encouragement, naming her as his number one fan and also thanked his father Ronald for the values he instilled in him.
“Whenever we had opportunities to sing in church or in school, my mom would suggest that I do it,” he says. “She always encouraged me.”
“My father taught me about character. He taught us by example. He always conducted himself with such grace and dignity,” he says. “My parents always taught me that if you’re going to succeed in life, part of success is having humility. It’s a good way to live life, treating other people the way you want to be treated.”
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 13, 2019