People Magazine‘s annual Sexiest Man Alive is a bloodbath of Hunger Gamesian proportions. Much like Highlander, there can only be one, and this year Maroon 5 frontman and he of the perpetual five o’clock shadow, Adam Levine, has decapitated his way to the front of the pack to earn the prestigious title. With only his sword and shield — his moves like Jagger and sultry/deadly piercing squint — as his guide, here’s how Levine outsexed the competition.
Levine is notorious for bagging not just models, but supermodels, as rock stars are wont to do. He’s currently engaged to Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo, but he steamed up the pages of Cosmo UK with then-girlfriend Anne V, who lent him a helping hand or two:
Namaste-ing Alive.“He’s every yogi” — Chakra Khan
Being A Patriot.
Exposing His Funny Bone.
When not crooning to swooning fans, Levine dabbles in acting and showed off his comedic chops — among other things — when he hosted SNL earlier this year.
Committing Crimes of Passion.
Strutting Like Jagger.
Inspiring Miley Cyrus.
Loving the Gays.
Okay, so this photo is totes fake and most likely the wet dream of someone with great Photoshopping skills, but Adam’s always been a proponent of equality and one of our sexiest straight allies — as evidenced by this actual photo and accompanying profile from Out magazine:
Though he did make out with John Mayer once while wearing what appears to be a tennis skirt: