And the 'Sexiest Man' is ... Bradley Cooper!

NEED TO KNOW
  • People magazine names Bradley Cooper 2011 'Sexiest Man Alive'
  • This is the first time Cooper has won the coveted title
  • Ryan Gosling fans? Not happy at all
And the 'Sexiest Man' is ... Bradley Cooper!

All the waiting and guessing is over. People magazine has just named Bradley Cooper 2011’s "Sexiest Man Alive!"

So what makes him so sexy? Let us count the ways: He has a Georgetown education. He speaks fluent French. Come on, he’s close to his mom!

“The first thing I thought,” after learning of his newest honor, he tells People, “was, ‘My mother is going to be so happy.’”

Cooper has a quite a resume, too. He drunkenly stumbled his way into our hearts as a pretty-boy best man in “The Hangover” movies, but he’s also made the rom-com rounds in hits like “Wedding Crashers,” “Valentine’s Day” and “He’s Just Not That Into You.”

Ladies, listen up: Even though we have seen Bradley getting cozy with J.Lo in recent months, he tells People he's a "single 36-year-old male."  

 “I think I’m a decent-looking guy,” says Cooper. “Sometimes I look great, and other times I look horrifying.”

Oh Bradley, there is no need to be humble.

Some other notable names making this year’s list? Miley Cyrus’s hunky “Hunger Games” boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, and Jennifer Aniston’s beau Justin Theroux. 

However, not everyone is happy about the People pick. HLN’s Facebook page was overrun with anti-Bradley sentiments like “Yuck!” and “Bummer!” (Ed. note: Yuck?! Really?)

In fact, there seemed to be a strong Twitter lobby for another blue-eyed contender: Ryan Gosling.

“Bradley Cooper is People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. Was Ryan Gosling unavailable for a photo shoot” -- @moviefone

“Gosling was robbed! Bradly (sic) Cooper is fine but come on Crazy Stupid Love should have sealed the deal for Ryan. #Mancrushoftheyear” -- @ramsville

Buzzfeed got on the Gosling bandwagon, too, with a post called 63 Reasons why Bradley Cooper is not the sexiest man alive, which is just 63 pictures in a row of, you guessed it: Ryan Gosling.

Of course, Bradley Cooper does have his supporters:

@elibraden tweeted “Hey Bradley Cooper’s eyes: the most beautiful sky imaginable called – it wants it’s color back.”

So do you think Bradley is really the "Sexiest Man Alive?" Let us know in the comments below!

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