People magazine has announced the “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2020, and it is no other than the Black Panther star, Michael B Jordan.
Michael B Jordan will be the third Black actor to have clinched this prestigious title.
Reacting to this recent achievement, the young, handsome, and daring Hollywood actor, said the title gave him “a cool feeling. It is a good club to be part of,” he told People magazine in an interview.
Michael B Jordan has been solid to the Black Lives Matter movement, his involvement in politics, and encouraging fans to get out in vote for the 2020 US elections is second to none.
— People (@people) November 18, 2020
Jordan started his career at a tender age as an actor in TV shows like “All My Children” and rose steadily through Hollywood until a breakout performance in the 2013 social justice drama “Fruitvale Station.”
In 2015, he starred in the “Rocky” boxing sequel “Creed” and three years later took on villain, Erik Killmonger, opposing the late Chadwick Boseman in “Black Panther.”
Jordan, whose title was announced on TV show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” follows singer John Legend and British actor Idris Elba, who were named sexiest man alive in 2019 and 2018.
Michael B. Jordan never thought he was ever going to get a claim to the title as the “Sexiest Man Alive” even when he starred in various A-list big-screen roles like 2015’s “Creed” as Adonis, to portraying Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther“.
Speaking to People about receiving the honor, Jordan joked that there are women in his family who “are definitely proud of this one”.
He shared that his family has followed People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” list for years. “When my grandmother was alive, it was something that she collected, and then my mom naturally reads it a lot and my aunts as well,” he told the magazine. “This is one that they’re definitely going to have a special place for.”
According to People Magazine, his company, Outlier Society Productions, was the first to adopt an inclusion rider, which mandates that filmmakers enlist a diverse cast and crew. And the actor has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement and this year’s election. He said:
I think there’s a time and a place for everything. I’ve been picking my moments to make the most impact. We can all take action—big or small—to help create the change we want to see.
Michael B Jordan told People the secret to his personal confidence came in “fully realizing that you can’t make everybody happy.”
You could have all the good intentions in the world, and you’ll still get controversy or some type of negativity thrown your way. Sometimes you’ve just got to trust the universe, you know? You’ve got to just believe in yourself and do what you feel is really right. I think that adds up.
Michael B. Jordan also opens up about his childhood, his close relationship with his parents, his desire for a family, his ultimate date night, the loss of Chadwick Boseman and Kobe Bryant, and the legacy and lasting impact he hopes to leave on others.
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