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PHOTOS: 8 Ways Adam Levine Vanquished All Others To Become The Sexiest Man Alive

adam-levine-micPeople 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.

Modelizing.

adam-levine-anne-v-vogue04 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:

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Namaste-ing Alive.adam-levine-yoga“He’s every yogi” — Chakra Khan

Being A Patriot.

Adam-Levine-16Old Glory has definitely seen better days, but none quite as sexy as this day.

Exposing His Funny Bone.

adam-levine-snlWhen 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.

adam-levine-mugSometimes, being too sexy can be a criminal offense. Lock him up and throw away the key, just save some time for conjugal visits.

Strutting Like Jagger.

Adam-Levine-speedoThis is just Adam on his way to the grocery store, NBD.

Inspiring Miley Cyrus.

adam-levine-25Though he often leaves tongues wagging, Adam’s not afraid to open wide and stick his out for the kids.

Loving the Gays.

adam-gayOkay, 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:

adam-levine-outThough he did make out with John Mayer once while wearing what appears to be a tennis skirt:

john-mayer-adam-levine-kissPlus, he’s got a sexy gay brother, meaning that hotness runs in the family:

brothers-levineYou can pick up People‘s Sexiest Man Alive issue, featuring other sexy, living men like Idris Elba, the possibly bi Ronan Farrow, and the Justins — Timberlake and Theroux — on newsstands November 22.

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