Channing Tatum to be Named 'Sexiest Man Alive' by 'People' (REPORT)
If he takes home the highly-coveted honor, Tatum will join a long list of the world's hottest Hollywood hunks, including George Clooney and Brad Pitt -- who've earned the title twice -- and Mel Gibson, who was the first winner in 1985.
Cooper has even weighed-in, giving his nominations for who should take over the role -- his Hangover co-star Zach Galifianakis.
"He should be [the next Sexiest Man Alive]… He's very sexy," Cooper told Entertainment Tonight at the AFI premiere of his film Silver Linings Playbook.
Cooper's other nod goes to an actor who was honored with the title 13 years ago.
"Maybe [Richard Gere]," he told People. "He's sexy. You could take it from there."
When asked about his reign coming to an end, Cooper said, "I'm gonna cry."