One of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions is the release of People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue. It’s the perfect reading material for your car/plane/train/bus ride home. We can’t help but feel like this year’s list is a little bit lacking. Here’s who we would include if we could takeover People for a day. (sidenote: if you haven’t seen the episode of “Don’t Trust The B” where James Van Der Beek receives the sexiest man honor, do yourself a favor and watch it now).
1. Sam Hunt
This up and coming country singer was recruited for the NFL but decided music was his true calling. And thank god because Sam Hunt’s deep voice and his thick Georgia drawl are part of his charm. He’s a talented singer and songwriter, with a unique sound incorporated his wide range of influences. Oh, and his rapping skills are on point too. Grab a copy of Sam Hunt’s debut album “Montevallo” on iTunes or Amazon now so you can sing along on the “Lipstick Grafitti” Tour.
2. Austin Mahone
The one man boyband is basically all of your favorite boyband members in one. He’s currently in the studio working with Max Martin on his debut full length album. We’re hoping it will capture more of that 90s pop sound we heard on “The Secret” EP. Since Martin is responsible for “I Want It That Way,” “Baby One More Time, and “It’s Gonna Be Me,” among countless others, we’re sure it will. Make sure to pickup a copy of the new Teen Vogue for some beautiful wall-worthy photos.
3. Jake Miller
Florida born singer/rapper Jake Miller definitely qualifies as “sexy” – have you seen his muscles? Any guy who can make a goofy face and still look good is definitely a keeper! Jake is also very good about interacting with his fans on Twitter. Be sure to pick up a copy of Jake Miller’s new EP “Lion Heart” on iTunes or Amazon now!
4. Grigor Dimitrov
HEART EYES EMOJI all day because not only is Grigor one of the hottest young tennis stars (just look at that backhand!), he also is very sweet to his fans – he even stopped a match to help a ball girl who fainted (probably at the sight of him). Grigor also appreciates the finer things in art like art, custom designer travel bags, and puppies!! Make sure to follow him on Instagram.
5. Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis is just a beautiful man. Not only is he a talented producer/DJ, he’s also been using his popularity for a good cause and launched the charity The 30/30 Project to help aid those impacted by HIV/AIDs. Lewis is definitely the lesser known member of the Grammy winning duo (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis if you’re totally clueless), as spoofed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. That definitely would not have been our reaction to spotting Ryan Lewis in the park.