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.


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:


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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  • Ron Jackson

    err…I don’t think so. Who voted in this stupid poll?

  • BJ McFrisky

    If a skinny Prima donna covered in ink is considered the sexiest man alive, the ugliest must be unspeakably hideous.

  • jwrappaport

    Enter the bitter queens. He’s got a cute face, a rocking bod, and plays guitar. ‘Nuff said. Maybe too many tats, but ink is definitely sexy.

  • Dev.C

    Ughh Adam is very cute but to be honest he is soo 2005, I can think of six people off the top of my head who are sexier than him. his awkward sexy nerd thing has kinda run its course, people magazine caters to 30 year old straight women, who have a narrow view of what makes a guy hot.

  • calista

    You forgot to mention his bromance with Blake Shelton. Their epic love story definitely made me a fan :D

  • litper

    His gay brother is cuter, but straight-worshipping homophobes will salivate over this tattoed trash

  • Kangol

    Nope, not even in the top 100(,000).

  • Rockery

    Adam is not worthy of the title. Josh Duhamel (should be every year)


    Adam should not be the sexiest man alive but let’s not get ridiculous! His brother is not cuter than him and it has nothing to do with their sexuality.

  • Elloreigh

    Only #78 on The Backlot Hot 100 this year. Make of that what you will.

  • Spike

    Pretty common knowledge that this yearly Sexiest Man Alive People Mag nonsense is nothing more then the result of a PR effort. If he wasn’t on the Voice and if the Voice wasn’t doing so well in the ratings, he would not be this years Sexist Man Alive.

  • the other Greg

    He seems like a nice guy and I guess he’d probably be the sexiest man on a typical episode of Tattoo Nightmares.

  • Dxley

    People get more and more stupid as time goes by. Who voted for this tatted, skinny, not so great-looking trash? There’s nothing sexy about him… God! This just ruined my appetite. I still can’t believe it. It just grosses me out!!!

  • Degas

    Mr. Levine is open and accepting to gays. That’s sexy as hell. There’s nothing more sexy to me than a man who is comfortable in his own skin.

  • frubino

    I rather prefer his brother is more metaphorical and more human shape.

  • Caine

    wow i’m surprised at all the adam hate in the comments.
    i thought the choice is perfection.
    i would do him.

  • TampaBayTed

    I’m sure he’s a very nice man. With that said it also nice that the white trailer trash now have their idol.

  • Robert

    Adam, I have 2 words for you: HOT HOT. Thanks for being a friend to the LGBT community. Disregard those negative and inappropriate comments. They come from those that give us a bad reputation. Three more words, HOT HOT HOT.

  • Dixie Rect

    Maroon 5 is the Duran Duran of the 2000s. Every song sounds the same, and the lead singer sings the exact same song, over and over, slow and fast, with little range or any kind of feeling.

    That said, he has moments of sexy, but not ‘sexiest man alive’ material.

  • jimbryant

    Since when does anybody take People magazine seriously? It’s a garbage rag which promotes celebrities who don’t have any talent. It’s always been that way.

    People is not particularly gay-friendly, either, especially towards gay men. People definitely gives less coverage to gay men than other entertainment rags.

  • jimbryant

    How is Adam Levine “open and accepting to gays”? To my knowledge, he has never put male-male sensuality in his music videos. Why should we support someone who has failed to show male-male sensuality in his music videos?

    Adam is a product of the homophobic music industry, an industry that scrubs out gayness in almost all male music acts and their videos.

  • Sammy Schlipshit

    He should only wish his penis was as large as his ego. His smarmyness is a complete turnoff for me.

  • aquatarkus

    @Dixie Rect: LOL…I thought I was the only guy that thought that he,and his band sucked…Your right he’s not that hot…He used too be cute,but it’s gone…

  • ibernard

    Daniel Craig.

    Hands (and more) down.

    Tattoos are just a way of rejecting your body. I’m sure they’ll look great when he’s 70+.
    Not sexy then.

    But he is a good looking bloke.

  • pauleky

    Heh…jwrappaport was right. What a bunch of bitter queens. I’m guessing you all know that, if Levine were gay, he wouldn’t give any of you the time of day. Tell you what – each of you bashing the guy, please post your picture. Let’s see how sexy you are. Seriously, I don’t think he’s the sexiest man alive, but these comments are over-the-top. Jealousy is an ugly, ugly thing.

  • jckfmsincty

    Remember, Matt Damon once received this “honor”. That was really hilarious.

  • LandStander

    @ibernard: “Tattoos are just a way of rejecting your body”

    You my good sir, are a complete idiot. Have a nice day!

  • Kevin

    looking at all the comments and as a 46 yo gay man Adam deservers it there are a lot of bitter jealous queens that are just BULLY’S you all need to get a fucking life and try to be positive and say something nice instead of being so UNHAPPY

  • bcbear4u

    Sexy, yes. Sexiest Man Alive, no. Lots of men on the list ahead of him…at least the personal list I keep in my head…

  • Wilberforce

    For a change, they got it right.
    Hollywood is usually a terrible judge of men, as are a lot of queers. Hollywood likes anyone who stuffs the box office, no matter what they look like. And a lot of gay men are insecure about their masculinity, so they go for the overly puffed, out of proportion muscle head.
    This guy’s looks don’t hit you over the head. But he’s definitely got them. The ski jump nose, strong legs, well proportioned torso, cheek bones, and great facial hair. Very nice.

  • TheNewEnergyDude

    I am not a fan of multiple body tattoos. Like, at all.

    This is the only man I would totally do with even all of those tatoos.

    Mr. Levine is out of this world completely and totally sexy.

    Rockin bod, beautiful eyes, gorgeous face, nice voice, very gay supportive.
    I’m a top, but would totally bottom as much as he wanted.

    The man is sex on legs.

  • BlogShag

    Sexiest man alive? Please! Even his brother is hotter than he is.

  • BlogShag

    @Sammy Schlipshit: What is it about him that you find smarmy?

  • BlogShag

    And what is it with these people and tattoos? Perverts. My experience is they were abused when they were young, and they tend to be very sexual people

  • Eiswirth

    He’s handsome, but that’s about it. The disgusting tattoos immediately discount his sexiness. Not even in the top 10,000.

  • Sweet Boy

    Cute face…that’s about it..somebody else can have him…next !

  • lailaichong

    @Ron Jackson: i don’t think so too.

  • Degas

    Jimbryant, does Levine need to have man on man music videos to show he is open and accepting of gays? His brother is gay, and he openly loves and supports him. Levine loudly supports gay marriage, and is very involved with It Gets Better. He’s very outspoken about gays being born gay. Levine is a product of having a gay brother, and it shows. The music industry is a different story, but that’s not Levine’s story.

  • crowebobby

    “Sexiest Man Alive” chosen from 50 actors. singers and dancers.

  • AuntieChrist

    @jimbryant: What has Cher ever done for gay men? Has she ever marched in a gay rights parade? Never seen her. Does she include male-male sensuality in her videos? Never seen it…….How is Adam Levine “open and accepting to gays”? To my knowledge, he has never put male-male sensuality in his music videos. Why should we support someone who has failed to show male-male sensuality in his music videos?…..

    B**ch you need to get some new material….Singing the same tired old song….?If you ever did have an original thought your head would explode. Please, Please, Please, have one right now.

  • AuntieChrist

    I wouldn’t say that he’s the sexiest man alive….. But people magazine says that about someone every year….It is rather stupid, but no more so than the rest of pop culture….. There is nothing that would convince me that all of you negative Nellies wouldn’t jump right in the sack with him given half a chance….Like you are all as hot as porn stars and can pick and choose…..PLEASE…..I didn’t just fall off the Tuna Truck….That man well almost all men make my nasty parts tingle.

  • KDub

    Sexiest man alive? Maybe if he gained like 40 pounds. Not bad-looking but waaaay too scrawny.

  • Degas

    @AuntieChrist: Right. On!

  • Bumper

    He is cute and sexy, but too cute. Not that I wouldn’t turn such a hot guy down, but he lacks that certain je ne sais quoi to be the sexiest man on earth. There are so many sexy men in this world, its unfair not to qualify the the hot guy walking down the street. They are everywhere. Does it really take a person with money and fame to qualify?

  • JohnnyRalph

    The dude has a thorax. How is that sexy?

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