Country star Blake Shelton has been named 2017's “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine.
The 41-year-old, who’s a coach on NBC’s The Voice, is embracing his crown after some convincing from his girlfriend, pop singer Gwen Stefani.
“She goes, ‘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 told the magazine.
Shelton joked that he initially thought the magazine must be “running out of people.”
The 6-foot-5-inch country singer is excited to flaunt the title to his fellow Voice coach, Adam Levine, who was named "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2013.
“I can’t wait to shove this up Adam’s ass,” Shelton said. “As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that’s really the only thing I care about.”
Shelton said he tries his best to stay in shape by eating healthy and exercising regularly, but all of that changes when he’s in his hometown of Tishomingo, Okla.
“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,” he says. “And there’s a Sonic in town — they got jalapeno poppers. And then I’m not hungry again until 10 o’clock... well what’s in [the kitchen]? Fishsticks. And like a big pickle, those pickles that come in its own package with juice? It is really bad.”
The star’s latest album, Texoma Shore, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums this week so it’s safe to say he is having a great 2017.