Actor Chris Evans named Sexiest Man Alive

People magazine has named actor Chris Evans the Sexiest Man Alive.

"My mom will be so happy," Evans told People for its cover story, set to hit newsstands on Friday.

"She’s proud of everything I do, but this is something she can really brag about."

Evans takes the honor from fellow "Avengers" actor Paul Rudd.

Other stars from the superhero film series to have been honored as recipients are Ryan Reynolds and Chris Hemsworth.

Additional past honorees include musicians John Legend and Adam Levine, actors Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba

 Richard Gere and Channing Tatum, and soccer player David Beckham.

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