Channing Tatum Is People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive

| November 14, 2012 - 8:23 am

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Channing Tatum was named PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, the magazine announced early Wednesday morning.

“My first thought was, ‘Y’all are messing with me,'” the hunky star of Magic Mike said after winning the coveted title. “I told [my wife] Jenna [Dewan] after we’d been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they’d gotten skunked.”

“She was like, ‘What?'”

“She calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now,” he said.

The title caps off a huge year for Tatum, 32 who married Dewan in 2009.  The Alabama-born actor has starred in not one, not two, but three movies that grossed over $100 million, domestically: The Vow; 21 Jump Street; and the Sexiest Movie Alive, Magic Mike. (Which might be a big reason GQ named him its Movie Star of the Year, as well.)

He joins previous Sexiest Man Alive winners including Brad Pitt, George Clooney and last year’s victor, Bradley Cooper.

What do you think of PEOPLE’s choice? Is Tatum really the sexiest man on the planet? Sound off, below.