There have been 22 men (some more than once) and one couple awarded People's Sexiest Man Alive title since the tradition began in 1985, and the hottest man of 2012 has just been unveiled. Congrats to number 23, People's 2012 Sexiest Man Alive, Channing Tatum! The steamy actor is good-looking, sure, but no one could deny abtastic Channing the Sexiest title after seeing his shirtless stripper moves in Magic Mike! I mean, the man can dance.
We've been taking a look back at the fellas who've won over the years to look for what it takes to be the king of sexy. There have definitely been trends; some of the common denominators include blue eyes, playing a hot doctor on TV, having an accent or speaking another language, playing James Bond, being a part of an all-star couple, doing charity work, and, of course, starring in Ocean's Eleven. Bonus points if you're a Kennedy, look good without a shirt on, or have a sweet mustache. In honor of the big announcement, find out more about all the Sexiest Men Alive now!