Adam Levine named sexiest man alive by People magazine

Adam Levine

Singer Adam Levine has been named the sexiest man alive by People magazine.

The 34-year-old singer-songwriter, who is also a coach on the American version of The Voice, said he was surprised by the announcement.

"As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn't really think that this was on the table," he said.

"I was just amazed and stunned and it almost seemed like they were kidding, but they weren't, so that's cool."

Levine is engaged to 24-year-old model Behati Prinsloo.

Adam Levine

Last year he took his first acting role with a part in the television drama American Horror Story.

He also appears in the film Can A Song Save Your Life? with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo.

"This is just a really interesting time where everything seems to be heading in a certain direction," he said. "And I'm not taking any of it for granted."

Previous winners of People's sexiest man alive award include Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, George Clooney and Matt Damon.

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