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22nd Sep 2021

Paul Mescal is officially nominated as one of the sexiest men alive

Ellen Fitzpatrick


But we knew that already.

Paul Mescal has been nominated as Sexiest Man Alive for People Magazine’s 2021 list, and we’re not at all surprised.

After shooting to fame worldwide in the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People, he soon became everyone who watched the show’s celebrity crush.

The now heartthrob has been featured on the Sexiest Man Alive list alongside some of Hollywood’s most beautiful creatures.

Featured in the “sexiest eyes” category, he’s got some big competition with the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Patrick Dempsey, Hasan Minaj and Oscar Isaac all also featuring.

Among the list of sexiest men alive are an array of other categories, like sexiest TV star, sexiest first-time dad, sexiest Marvel hottie, sexiest TV chef, sexiest smile and sexiest TikTok star.

And Paul has some steep competition, with past winners of People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive including John Legend, Idris Elba, The Rock, David Beckham, Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and Ryan Reynolds, and of course last year’s winner Michael B. Jordan.

Being on this list is often seen as a right of passage by others in the industry, and it could be an indication of how Paul’s career is about to go from here.

And the best part is, we can help as the competition is run on the public vote, so get cracking.