It will get harder and harder to breathe with the purchase of the latest issue of “People Magazine.”
Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, was selected as “People Magazine’s” 2013 Sexiest Man Alive for the publication’s December issue, which hit shelves Friday.
“As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn’t really think that this was on the table,” Levine said to “People” of gaining the title.
One thought that really makes me wonder, though, is why Ryan Gosling hasn’t been crowned yet.
Past winners of the prestigious award include salt and pepper hunk George Clooney, “all right all right” beach body Matthew McConaughey and stripping “Magic Mike” Channing Tatum, who was last year’s recipient.
Levine, though, is a 34-year-old Los Angeles-born musician who formed Maroon 5 with friends from high school in 1994 under the name Kara’s Flowers. After adopting its current name, the band went on to release popular tracks such as “Harder to Breathe,” “This Love” and “She Will Be Loved,” and earned a Grammy award for best new artist in 2005. Since the release of its debut album “Songs about Jane” in 2002, Maroon 5 has climbed up the ladder of pop rock music with Levine at the lead.
Levine has also leant his sexiness to other projects such as collaborations with artists Gym Class Heroes, Natasha Bedingfield and Kanye West and has served as a judge on the singing competition show “The Voice.”
While I enjoy hearing Levine’s sultry sounds, I don’t necessarily go out of my way to do a Google search and save pictures of him in a secret folder on my computer that my family can’t find.
Others have agreed and media outlets have since posted negative backlash to the news
Madeleine Davies, blogger on feminist blog Jezebel, said although everyone is left to their own devices on what is considered sexy, the reason she thought Levine is undeserving of the title is because of his smug attitude and “terrible music.”
“It’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive,’ not ‘Person Who Most Reminds You of an Infection You Got from a Hot Tub,’” Davies wrote.
On the other hand, though, Gosling, the man of stealing hearts, has been known to do so onscreen in movies such as “The Notebook” and “The Place Beyond the Pines,” and off-screen with co-stars Rachel McAdams, Eva Mendes, as well as thousands of teenage girls across the nation.
Sorry Levine, but until you have such a deep love for your dog that you shave a Mohawk into him because he gets cranky when he’s without one like Gosling does with his dog, there is only room for one sexy man on my computer — I mean in my heart.