Channing Tatum Is Officially People’s Sexiest Man Alive

Actor Channing Tatum is officially People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive of 2012, according to CBS News. The latest issue hits newsstands today.

Although rumors about the actor’s appearance at the top of the list began swirling last week, nothing official had been released on the matter.

Tatum revealed that he was as surprised as anyone to find himself dubbed the sexiest man alive.

“My first thought was, ‘Y’all are messing with me,’ ” Tatum explained to the magazine.

Reuters reports that Tatum immediately shared the news of his placement on the list with his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum. The couple have been married since 2009.

“I told Jenna after we’d been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they’d gotten skunked,” he said. “She was like, ‘What’’ “

Although Channing Tatum is busy preparing for his role as an Olympic athlete in the upcoming movie Foxcatcher, the next role the actor might place is family man.

“The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we’ll see where we go after that,” Tatum said of starting a family.

Previous winners of People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive list include Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, George Clooney, and Matt Damon.

Earlier this year, Channing Tatum starred in Magic Mike, a film which followed the life and times of a male stripper. The film was loosely based on the actor’s own experience as a dancer. Not surprisingly, people flocked to theaters to see the star and fellow cast members bare it all on the big screen. The film enjoyed a $113 million haul during its theatrical run.

Tatum will reprise his role as Captain Duke Hauser in director Jon M. Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation next year. The sequel to the 2009 film is slated to arrive in theaters on March 29, 2013.

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