Paul Rudd gives hilarious response after being crowned the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ 

Many adjectives come to mind when we hear the name “Paul Rudd”—and they’re mostly good. The 52-year-old actor is charming, funny, talented, and as of late—incredibly sexy—as confirmed by People magazine.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, People has just named Rudd this year’s Sexiest Man Alive, joining the ranks of Ryan Reynolds, George Clooney, and most recently, Michael B. Jordan. And I don’t know about you, but there are certainly no protests on our end!

People magazine cover featuring Paul Rudd as 2021's "Sexiest Man Alive"

Rudd is well-known for his flawless skin and ageless appearance. But when you factor in his well-established acting chops and likability, you’ll realize he’s a national treasure we must protect.

Rudd, who rose to fame after playing Josh in the 1995 hit flick “Clueless,” makes fans swoon with his gorgeous green eyes, dazzling smile, humor, and of course, his nice-guy-ness. It’s no wonder people can’t get enough of this guy.

The actor may not have the usual qualities we typically find sexy—like the bulked-up physique and mysterious brooding aura—but Rudd is one hell of a sexy man. People are also in agreement.

A young Paul Rudd wearing a black suit and shirt

Rudd was concerned when the magazine broke the news to Rudd.

“I do have an awareness, enough to know that when people hear that I’d be picked for this, they would say, ‘What?’ This is not false humility. There are so many people that should get this before me,” Rudd told People.

So adorable, right? Rudd wins for his genuine humility.

Rudd and Julie have been married for 18 years. Rudd and Julie have two children together, Jack (17 years old) and Darby (12 years old). The actor clearly enjoys his family life and identifies as a family guy.

“When I think about myself, I think of myself as a husband and a father. Like I’m that. I just hang out with my family when I’m not working. That’s what I kind of like the most.”

A father and husband who is committed? Yeah, that’s super sexy.

Paul Rudd wearing his Ant Man suit

When Rudd told Julie about his latest distinction, the “Ant-Man” star said she was “stupefied.”

“But you know she was very sweet about it. After some giggling and shock, she said ‘Oh, they got it right.’ And that was very sweet. She was probably not telling the truth, but what’s she going to say?”

We completely agree with her.

Rudd said his friends would give him “so much grief” for the title.

“As they should. I would. I mean I’m going to lean into it hard. I’m going to own this. I’m not going to try to be like ‘Oh, I’m so modest.’ I’m getting business cards made. All of my friends will ruin me, and I expect them all to. And that’s why they’re my friends.”

Paul Rudd style, he spoke about how his life will change once he is deemed the sexiest male alive.

Paul Rudd wearing a zip-up sweater while leaning on a wooden table

“I’m hoping now that I’ll finally be invited to some of those sexy dinners with Clooney and Pitt and B. Jordan. And I figure I’ll be on a lot more yachts. I’m excited to expand my yachting life. And I’ll probably try to get better at brooding in really soft light. I like to think. This will help me to be more inwardly and mysterious. And I’m looking forward to that.”

You see that super-sexy humor?! That’s what we’re talking about!

Rudd said he had to read People’s email twice, and he instantly thought, “Oooh, get ready for outrage.”

However, we’re pretty sure there will be no outrage of any sort because People nailed this year’s selection. Rudd is deserving of this honor, I believe. Don’t you agree?

Watch Paul Rudd’s hilarious “audition” for People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” with Stephen Colbert in the video below.

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