Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Just These 50+ Shirtless Photos of Our Previous Sexiest Men Alive?

John Legend

2019’s Sexiest Man Alive was all about the abs in the music video for “Tonight (Best You Ever Had).”

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John Legend

Holy sheet, John and wife Chrissy Teigen are a hot couple.

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John Legend

The singer enlisted Olympic champion Ryan Lochte to give him swim lessons – and showed off his gold-medal abs. 

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John Legend

We know the point of this photo is his adorable lookalike son Miles and their matching swim trunks, but the star’s chiseled torso is seriously pulling focus.

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Idris Elba

2018’s Sexiest Man Alive came in hot (literally) with the Instagram thirst traps.

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Idris Elba

We would fight for Idris’ attention any day.

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Idris Elba

Hard to miss those biceps.

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Idris Elba

Is he listening to “I’m Too Sexy” or?

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Dwayne “Johnson

The professional wrestler turned actor turned 2016 Sexiest Man Alive has worked hard for his title.

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Dwayne Johnson

He didn’t get those muscles overnight! He works out a lot.

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Dwayne Johnson

And sometimes he blesses us with evidence of his workouts.

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Dwayne Johnson

Not usually a fan of the gym pic, but very much a fan of The Rock’s gym pics.

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Dwayne Johnson

Safe to say we worship The Scorpion King.

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Dwayne Johnson

He’s also caring. Here he is caring for Kevin Hart.

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David Beckham

The soccer star said “Dad bod?”

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David Beckham 

“As if!” Beckham’s got abs for days!

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David Beckham

The 2015 Sexiest Man Alive has been sporting abs since he hit the scene in 1992.

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David Beckham

And has been blessing us with shirtless photos ever since.

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David Beckham

We certainly get a kick out of him.

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Chris Hemsworth

Our 2014 Sexiest Man Alive was literally a superhero. What do you expect?

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Chris Hemsworth

Excuse me, is this what Michelangelo modeled The David after?

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Chris Hemsworth

When he’s not playing Thor, the Aussie knows how to kick back on the beach.

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Chris Hemsworth

And just kick in general.

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Adam Levine

The Maroon 5 frontman (and our 2013 Sexiest Man Alive) has the moOoOoOves like Jagger.

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Adam Levine

Is it getting “harder to breathe” or is it just me?

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Adam Levine

So hot, he set the stage on fire!

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Adam Levine

The view from the back isn’t so bad, either.

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Adam Levine

Peace, love and abs — all we could ever need.

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Channing Tatum

Tatum got his start as an exotic dancer, with his experiences serving as inspiration for Magic Mike.

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Channing Tatum

And his physique inspiring his 2012 Sexiest Man Alive win.

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Channing Tatum

On top of being crowned Sexiest Man Alive, he’s also the King of the Thirst Trap.

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Channing Tatum

The actor has always had the body of a Greek god. Here he is in the 2006 film, She’s the Man.

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Bradley Cooper

A Sexiest Man Alive is Born!

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Bradley Cooper

Cooper won the honor of Sexiest Man Alive in 2011.

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Ryan Reynolds

We don’t get to see much of 2010’s Sexiest Man Alive’s body now that he plays roles like Deadpool.

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Ryan Reynolds

But back in the early 2000s, we got to see it in The Amityville Horror.

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Ryan Reynolds

And Blade: Trinity.

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Hugh Jackman

Wolverine made an excellent choice for 2008’s Sexiest Man Alive.

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Hugh Jackman

These are the greatest abs!*

*Sung to the tune of “The Greatest Show” from The Greatest Showman

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Matt Damon

Damon tends to give off a wholesome vibe, but every now and then our 2007 Sexiest Man Alive surprises us!

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George Clooney

Once the world’s most eligible bachelor, now a married father to twins, Clooney has always been the definition of a silver fox. He ages like fine wine.

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George Clooney

Which is probably why he cinched the title of Sexiest Man Alive in 1997 and 2006.

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Matthew McConaughey

All right, all right, all right. The actor has no problem showing off his core.

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Matthew McConaughey

Cowabunga, dude.

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Matthew McConaughey

Gotta stay active if you want to keep your reputation as the 2005 Sexiest Man Alive.

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Pierce Brosnan

Who better for the 2001 Sexiest Man Alive title than James Bond himself?

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Pierce Brosnan

We wouldn’t kick him outta bed for eating crackers!

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Harrison Ford

Ford earned his title as Sexiest Man Alive in 1998. *Sings Indiana Jones theme song for the rest of the day.*

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Harrison Ford

What Lies Beneath? Wouldn’t you like to know!

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Denzel Washington

Washington had the honor of being named Sexiest Man Alive in 1991.

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Denzel Washington

We’re sure that even bullets would Ricochet off of Washington’s abs.

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Brad Pitt

What happens in the Sexiest Man Alive club, stays in the Sexiest Man Alive club.

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Brad Pitt

Pitt earned the title in 1995 and again in 2000.

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Brad Pitt

Pitt proved that he’s still got it when he appeared without a shirt in 2019’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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Richard Gere

This photo of Richard Gere certainly left us Breathless.

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Richard Gere

The actor won the honor of Sexiest Man Alive in 1993 (as a couple, with Cindy Crawford) and again solo in 1999.

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Richard Gere

Gere deserved the title twice, and that’s our Final Analysis.

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Patrick Swayze

Nobody puts Swayze — 1991’s Sexiest Man Alive — in the corner.

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Patrick Swayze

The late actor was as handsome as can be.

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Tom Cruise

After four Mission Impossible movies, Tom Cruise has still got it.

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Tom Cruise

And he does his own stunts! What’s sexier than that?

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