Secrets of The Sexiest Man Alive: David Beckham

    sma-cover-a-435It is official – People Magazine announced last night that David Beckham is the sexiest man alive (ummm – yes, we agree wholeheartedly ). Whether he is bending it on the field, playing with his kids or wining and dining his stunning wife, Victoria, I think it is unanimous – we LOVE David Beckham.


    “It’s a huge honor,” Beckham, 40, tells PEOPLE of scoring our 30th anniversary Sexiest Man crown. “And I’m very pleased to accept.”
    Although he’s been a sex symbol for nearly two decades, the self-effacing soccer icon isn’t sure he’s even deserving of the mantle. “I never feel that I’m an attractive, sexy person,” he says in this week’s cover story.

    He has never thought he was sexy?! What else don’t we know about this British heartthrob? Read on for some of the best juicy tidbits that we could find on the #SexiestManAlive


    beckham in 1993 David-Beckham-gallery-101He Has Good Genes

    David Beckham was always good looking (even as a kid); no awkward middle school age photos to hide here! That kind of makes him a unicorn, no?

    He Broke Google

    “Beckham” was Google’s most searched of all sports topics in 2003 and 2004.

    He is Split Religion

    His mother is Jewish and he considers himself to be “half Jewish”.

    New Game, New Shoes

    He wore a new pair of shoes at every game.

    Run, Beckham, Run…

    While playing for Manchester United, he ran an average of 8.8 miles more than any other player on the team at the time.

    He is Imperfect – Just like US!

    He suffers from Ataxophobia (the fear of Chaos) and Ornitophobia (the fear of birds).

    He additionally suffers from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) – “I’ve got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to put everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs,” Beckham has said. “I’ll go into a hotel room and before I can relax, I have to move all the leaflets and all the books and put them in a drawer. Everything has to be perfect.”

    Even the Queen of England has a thing for him

    Sources close to the Royal Family confirm that the Queen has installed a life-size oil-painting of David Beckham in her private sitting room at Balmoral.

    So did the Former President of South Africa

    In 2001, David Beckham was granted a meeting with Nelson Mandela.

    His Wedding was a Fashion Show

    During the course of his 1999 wedding service, David had 6 wardrobe changes.

    He is keeping INK in Business

    As of August 2015: he sports 40 tattoos across his gorgeous body (one of which is reportedly spelled incorrectly).

    It is All About the Hair

    His mother was a hairdresser (perhaps that explains his love of his ever-changing ‘do).

    He is creative

    David Beckham’s favorite class in elementary school was art.

    He Missed His Cameo

    He was unable to make a cameo in 2002 ‘Bend it like Beckham’ due to scheduling conflicts.

    Paternal Duties Are #1 in his Book

    He loves being a father and currently has four children: sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, and daughter Harper; he has been public with saying he to add another to the Beckham Brood.

    He sells out stadiums in mere hours

    Within 48 hours of signing with LA based soccer team ‘the Galaxy’, they sold 5,000 season tickets.

    His heart is huge – he is a humanitarian

    Beckham is a Goodwill Ambassador with UNICEF.

    hmprodHe gives new meaning to the word underwear

    As part of Beckham’s marketing campaign with H&M, six 10-foot statues of the soccer star in his underwear were installed in New York City; others were installed in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    China seems to dig him too!

    In 2013, Chinese authorities appointed Beckham as the global ambassador for Chinese football.

    He has MAD BANK

    David Beckham’s net worth is estimated to be $350 million.

    Congratulations to the 2015 Sexiest Man Alive – David Beckham – and to 30 years of men we lust over on the front cover of People Magazine:

    1985   Mel Gibson

    1986   Mark Harmon

    1987   Harry Hamlin

    1988   John F. Kennedy, Jr.

    1989   Sean Connery

    1990   Tom Cruise

    1991   Patrick Swayze

    1992   Nick Nolte

    1993   Richard Gere

    1995   Brad Pitt

    1996   Denzel Washington

    1997   George Clooney

    1998   Harrison Ford

    1999   Richard Gere

    2000   Brad Pitt

    2001   Pierce Brosnan

    2002   Ben Affleck

    2003   Johnny Depp

    2004   Jude Law

    2005   Matthew McConaughey

    2006   George Clooney

    2007   Matt Damon

    2008   Hugh Jackman

    2009   Johnny Depp

    2010   Ryan Reynolds

    2011   Bradley Cooper

    2012   Channing Tatum

    2013   Adam Levine

    2014   Chris Hemsworth

    2015   David Beckham

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