The 34-year-old new dad turned down the opportunity… Multiple times.
“They tried a few times, especially during his huge year in 2011,” a source tells The Wrap. “Multiple efforts were consistently squashed by the actor’s team.”
Why would they ever deny us the opportunity to finally crown him King of all Hunks?! The sources add, “The consensus was he’s too serious for it, too artsy.”
Well, let’s not forgot several big-time actors including Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and George Clooney have held the title. So we shouldn’t give up on the Gos just yet.
As for this year, though, People didn’t even give him a call, instead handing the crown to their first choice: Chris Hemsworth.
“While I look forward to the day when Ryan Gosling is named Sexiest Man Alive, this was not his year,” People‘s editorial director said. “Our 2014 honoree Chris Hemsworth was our first and only choice. If you want to know why, just look at him. I mean, seriously.”
But if you ask the public, they still have their hearts set on The Notebook actor. In a poll Wednesday on Ranker.com, over 10,500 people cast their vote for who they’d choose to take the esteemed title, and Gosling ended up in first place followed by Channing Tatum and then Hemsworth.
We can only hope that one day R. Gos will hear our prayers…