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John Legend jokes that he can ‘keep gaining this quarantine weight in peace’ now that he has officially passed the Sexiest Man Alive baton to Michael B. Jordan

  • Actor Michael B. Jordan was named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2020, it was revealed on Tuesday
  • John Legend joked in a tweet that he can now ‘keeping gaining this quarantine’ weight since he has officially been replaced 
  • Legend was People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2019 

Michael B. Jordan was officially named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2020 replacing last year’s top guy, John Legend.

The 41-year-old EGOT winner took to Twitter to congratulate Jordan on the honor and also joked that he can keep on ‘gaining this quarantine weight’ now that the baton has officially been passed.

On Tuesday, Jordan was revealed as the Sexiest Man after showing up on Jimmy Kimmel Live in disguise. 

Passing the baton: John Legend took to Twitter to congratulate Michal B. Jordan on replacing him as People's Sexiest Man Alive and joked that he can keep on 'gaining this quarantine weight' now

Passing the baton: John Legend took to Twitter to congratulate Michal B. Jordan on replacing him as People's Sexiest Man Alive and joked that he can keep on 'gaining this quarantine weight' now

Passing the baton: John Legend took to Twitter to congratulate Michal B. Jordan on replacing him as People’s Sexiest Man Alive and joked that he can keep on ‘gaining this quarantine weight’ now

‘Congratulations to my brother Michael B! And thank you! I can now keep gaining this quarantine weight in peace without the pressure of a title to maintain,’ Legend tweeted.

Along with the tweet, John shared a fun video of the Creed actor doing a Q&A about the annual honor.  

While many have put on the ‘COVID 19’ (the term used for the 19 lbs people have gained in quarantine), Legend doesn’t seem to be packing on pounds despite having his own personal chef at home.

Wife Chrissy Teigen is a best-selling cookbook author and is currently working on her third installment of her Cravings books. 

The Sexiest: Michael B. Jordan was officially named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2020 replacing last year's top guy, John Legend

The Sexiest: Michael B. Jordan was officially named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2020 replacing last year's top guy, John Legend

The Sexiest: Michael B. Jordan was officially named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2020 replacing last year’s top guy, John Legend

The former supermodel regularly shares all of the delectable dishes she and her mom Pepper Thai whip up at home.

Meanwhile, the Sexiest Man Alive certainly hasn’t been skimping on the gym during the pandemic. 

'Congratulations to my brother Michael B! And thank you! I can now keep gaining this quarantine weight in peace without the pressure of a title to maintain,' Legend tweeted.

'Congratulations to my brother Michael B! And thank you! I can now keep gaining this quarantine weight in peace without the pressure of a title to maintain,' Legend tweeted.

‘Congratulations to my brother Michael B! And thank you! I can now keep gaining this quarantine weight in peace without the pressure of a title to maintain,’ Legend tweeted.

The 33-year-old lived up to the moniker on the cover of People Magazine reclining in a bicep hugging polo shirt. 

To reveal that he had been chosen, Michael appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in a full yellow hazmat suit along with a black-and-white smiley face mask.

Tessie from Salt Lake City, Utah asked if he had ever been in a romantic relationship with Taylor Swift and he replied, ‘That’s pretty specific, but, uh, no’.

Erin from Salt Lake City asked if he had over 5 million Instagram followers and he answered ‘yes’.

She then guessed that he was actor Channing Tatum, but he replied no.

He then revealed that he did not play Aquaman and also that he was not known for being funny.

Ashley from Los Angeles then asked if he had any children and he replied, ‘No children for me’.

Sexiest title: Michael B. Jordan was revealed  as People's Sexiest Man Alive 2020 on Tuesday after showing up on Jimmy Kimmel Live in disguise

Sexiest title: Michael B. Jordan was revealed  as People's Sexiest Man Alive 2020 on Tuesday after showing up on Jimmy Kimmel Live in disguise

Sexiest title: Michael B. Jordan was revealed  as People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2020 on Tuesday after showing up on Jimmy Kimmel Live in disguise

‘Is it Michael B. Jordan?,’ Ashley guessed.

‘Are you Michael B. Jordan?,’ Jimmy asked him.

‘Yeah, I am,’ Michael confirmed.

Jimmy interviewed Michael after the reveal and the talk show host boasted about declaring back in January that Michael was the frontrunner for the award. 

Michael told Jimmy that it was a ‘cool moment’ learning from his publicist that he had been named Sexiest Man Alive, but admitted it also gave his friends fresh ammunition to tease him. 

Creative! To reveal that he had been chosen, Michael appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in a full yellow hazmat suit along with a black-and-white smiley face mask

Creative! To reveal that he had been chosen, Michael appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in a full yellow hazmat suit along with a black-and-white smiley face mask

Creative! To reveal that he had been chosen, Michael appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in a full yellow hazmat suit along with a black-and-white smiley face mask 

He also shared that he’s been working on the upcoming film Journal For Jordan directed by Denzel Washington, 65.

Washington was the first non-white Sexiest Man Alive in history when he was chosen back in 1996.  

Other recent winners include: Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Adam Levine, Ryan Reynolds and David Beckham.

Post reveal: Jimmy interviewed Michael after the reveal and the talk show host boasted about declaring back in January that Michael was the frontrunner for the award

Post reveal: Jimmy interviewed Michael after the reveal and the talk show host boasted about declaring back in January that Michael was the frontrunner for the award

Post reveal: Jimmy interviewed Michael after the reveal and the talk show host boasted about declaring back in January that Michael was the frontrunner for the award

 

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