People Magazine announced their Sexiest Man Alive today. I find it kinda hilarious that the Sexiest Man Alive changes every year, even if last year's Sexiest Man Alive is still actually alive, and sometimes a previous year's Sexiest Man Alive will become Sexy again years later.
This begs the question: What qualities determine who becomes the Sexiest Man Alive?
They say it is a combination of hotness, charisma, staying power, and current relevance. If a guy hasn't made a movie in ten years, chances are he's not going to go from D-list to Sexiest Man Alive overnight just cause People says so. If he's uber-delicious looking but is rarely seen in public, never interviewed, and leads a rather tedious life, he's also not going ot be on the list. The Sexiest Man Alive is sought after, professionally and fanatically, is in the news, both legit and tabloid, and people just want to know and see more about him.
This begs the question: Why the hell did People magazine choose Matthew McConaughey as their Sexiest Man Alive for 2005?
Sure, he has hotness (kind of a dirty hotness, but hot nonetheless), and charisma (shady car-salesmanish at times, but whatever, he's good for a laugh), and semi-staying power (he's been around since "Dazed and Confused" and has made quite a few good movies since). But current relevance? Wasn't the last movie he made "Sahara"? And I don't remember that making such a huge splash.
Some of the other people I think would have been better choices:
Clive Owen - pretty hot, and even if "Closer" was a movie from last year, at least it swung through the awards season and kept the buzz going.
Vince Vaughn - pretty hot and was in two big movies this summer.
Patrick Dempsey - pretty hot and on one of the hottest shows on TV.
George Clooney - pretty hot, a previous winner, and has two big movies coming out now.
I know I'm just an amateur gossipist, but it seems pretty suspect to me. What do you think?