David Beckham is ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

Former British soccer star says he’s flattered to be given the honour by People magazine

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 November, 2015, 10:34pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 November, 2015, 11:19pm

Former British soccer star David Beckham has been an international sex symbol for nearly two decades, but he says he's still flattered to be named People magazine's 30th-anniversary “Sexiest Man Alive”.

“It's a huge honour,” the 40-year-old Beckham told the magazine, which announced its choice on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I'm very pleased to accept,” he said.

I never feel that I'm an attractive, sexy person
David Beckham ... tongue in cheek

And his famous fashion designer wife, Victoria Beckham, approves, too, Beckham said.

“I would hope that she feels this way about me all the time anyway!” he said.

But the father of four insists he doesn't think of himself as being all that hot.

“I never feel that I'm an attractive, sexy person,” Beckham told People, presumably with a straight face.