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People’s Sexiest (White) Man Alive: The first and last time People honored a man of color, Bill Clinton was in office
By Nico Lang

The last time People magazine picked a person of color as their Sexiest Man Alive, Bill Clinton was still president. “ER” was the biggest show on television. The music of Jewel was making mothers everywhere cry in their cars. Jaden and Willow Smith weren’t even born yet.

That was 1996, when People chose Denzel Washington to headline its yearly list of the hottest celebrities. Mel Gibson was People’s first honoree back in 1985, and in the years following, a lot of other white faces graced the cover of People—Tom Cruise, Harry Hamlin, Patrick Swayze, Sean Connery, and Brad Pitt (who has been picked twice). Choosing Washington was groundbreaking but somewhat expected: The symmetrically-gifted actor had just come off a breakout year in 1995, starring in “Virtuosity,” “Crimson Tide” and “Devil in a Blue Dress,” with starring roles in “The Preacher’s Wife” and “Courage Under Fire” the following year.

David Beckham is the latest in a nearly-unbroken 30 year streak of ignoring a significant portion of sexy celebs

I probably shouldn’t say this but we both love the music of Taylor Swift or, as us real fans call her, ‘Tay Tay’. It doesn’t matter how bad LA traffic gets, if you’ve got “Shake It Off” blasting out the radio there ain’t nothing that is going to bring your mood down.
—  Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock on him and David Beckham being huge Taylor Swift fans. (x)