David Beckham has been hailed as the Sexiest Man on the Planet. Heat magazine has just unveiled their inaugural list of 101 Hottest Hunks on the Planet, and the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star comes out on top, beating the likes of Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds, who ranked second and third respectively.
Of the 36-year-old athlete, Heat editor Lucie Cave said, "Our readers and panel of experts clearly have impeccable taste as there is genuinely no-one more deserving of the title 'Sexiest Man on the Planet 2012' than David Beckham." She added, "He's got the lot - talent, style, sex appeal, charisma. Women adore him, men want to be him, and we're absolutely thrilled that he has topped our poll."
Joining Beckham in the top 5 are Bradley Cooper and Jake Gyllenhaal. Other hunks making it into the full list included "Twilight" saga heartthrob Robert Pattinson, "The Dark Knight Rises" actor Tom Hardy, "The Descendants" star George Clooney and Maroon 5's frontman Adam Levine.
The top 25 list was compiled from the votes of over 1,000 readers and of an expert panel, while the rest are based upon the reader votes alone. The panel itself was comprised of Premier Models' Carole White, celebrity photographer Nicky Johnston and Heat style editor Jo Hoare, who judged each hunk on their talent, sex appeal, dress sense and personality.
The Sexiest Man title aside, a sneak peek at H&M "Game Day Ad" for the new David Beckham Bodywear collection has been made available for viewing. The sexy commercial which features the husband of Victoria Adams wearing nothing but his underwear will make its official debut during the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, February 5.
In a press release, the father of four said, "I'm excited about my bodywear ad featuring in this year's Super Bowl. My design team and I spent 18 months developing the collection. It's been a fantastic collaborative experience, and I'm very happy with the end result. Like every fan, I'm looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday."
Top 25 of Heat magazine's 101 Hottest Hunks 2012: