October 16, 2015

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.

From People.com

“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

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SECRETS OF THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE: DAVID BECKHAM

beckham in 1993David-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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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