People has rudely bypassed all of Jezebel’s picks for Sexiest Man Alive—even “shirtless Poldark star” and Jason Momoa—and anointed Mr. Posh Spice himself, retired soccer star David Beckham. Sure, fine!

The news was announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night, before the magazine was released on Wednesday, as is traditional. People reports:

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“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.

“I mean I like to wear nice clothes and nice suits and look and feel good, but I don’t ever think of myself that way.”

Sounds like his kids were pretty rude about it, too: “We kind of laughed about it with the boys and the boys kind of laughed at me and said, ‘Really?! Sexiest man alive? Really?’” Give your old man a break, kids, and let him have his fun..

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Last year, the Sexiest Man Alive! was Chris Hemsworth. Seems like the title should be awarded for life, but what do I know?


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