Blake Shelton is Sexiest Man Alive in 2017, according to People. The singer snatched the title away from 2016’s hunk, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The Voice coach was overwhelmed by the title and, he says, that at first he didn’t know how to handle it. “Y’all must be running out of people”, was his first thought, which he shared with People’s readers. But he credits girlfriend Gwen Stefani with embracing “the sexy” and getting comfortable with this new – and unexpected – title. She told him: “Listen to me, you’re going to regret this for the rest of your life if you don’t take this gift and just live in the moment”.

Shelton, 41, realized pretty quickly what the best thing about being voted Sexiest Man Alive was: rubbing it in Adam Levine’s face. Levine was honored with the same title in 2013.

“I can’t wait to shove this up Adam’s a**,” the country musician says. “As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that’s really the only thing I care about.”

Shelton took his role very seriously, which can be seen from his latest tweets. His sexy latest tweets…

“I just made a drink.. A sexy drink”, he wrote.

 

Then later…

“I am eating a pickle. A sexy wet pickle…”

 

And again later…

“I have the hiccups…And they sound so sexy”

Shelton confesses that he has never thought of himself as attractive. And as a child, he can only think of one word to describe himself. “I think to describe myself as a child, one word comes to mind. And that’s fat.”

And even though he jokes saying that people tell him he hasn’t changed much since then, implying he is still fat these days, Shelton says he’s always caught between healthy living and junk food decisions. “It could be 2 o’clock in the afternoon before I eat and then I realize I’m starving, so then it’s a bag of Cheetos”.

To read the full interview, make sure to look for People’s new issue, available on newsstands starting Friday.

 

 

Curious about People’s Sexiest Men Alive in the past decade?

Here they are:

2017 – Blake Shelton

2016 – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

2015 – David Beckham

2014 – Chris Hemsworth

2013 – Adam Levine

2012 -Channing Tatum

2011 – Bradley Cooper

2010 – Ryan Reynolds

2009 – Johnny Depp

2008 – Hugh Jackman