*“Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan has been announced as PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2020, and the outgoing Sexiest Man Alive, singer John Legend, seems to be more than happy to relinquish the title.
Legend covered the annual issue in 2019, and the publication caught some heat over it because your average woman simply does not find this man sexy. Talented, yes. The Sexiest man alive? Hell no!
On Twitter, Legend congratulated Jordan on taking the Sexiest Man Alive title, writing “Congratulations to my brother Michael B!” he tweeted on Wednesday. “And thank you! I can now keep gaining this quarantine weight in peace without the pressure of a title to maintain.”
— People (@people) November 18, 2020
Back in September, People asked Legend who should rock the “Sexiest Man” crown after him.
“I don’t know, I do not know,” the musician admits. “Going by my Twitter mentions when I was named of who people said should have been picked over me, I got a lot of Jason Momoa. That’s the one person that stood out in the Twitter feedback.”
“I’ve appreciated the whole experience and I’ve been trying to have a lot of fun with it, but I’m so ready to relinquish this title,” he joked.
Meanwhile, Jordan said in his PEOPLE cover story that the publication’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ issue has always been a favorite among the women in his family.
“When my grandmother was alive, [the issue] was something that she collected, and then my mom naturally reads it a lot and my aunts as well,” the actor said. “This is one that they’re definitely going to have a special place for.”