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‘It Was a Little Rude’: Michael B. Jordan Wished He Got an ‘Heads-up’ on Being Unseated as ‘Sexiest Man Alive’


Michael B. Jordan‘s “Sexiest Man Alive” mantle has been passed along to actor Paul Rudd for 2021, but the “Black Panther” actor is taking his replacement in stride.

The 34-year-old star had a laugh during an appearance on “Live with Kelly & Ryan” about his 2020 title being stripped away from him and handed to fellow actor Rudd. Jordan joked that he felt like old news when the 2021 cover dropped and wasn’t even given a heads-up about his imminent dethroning.

Michael B. Jordan had no warning that he’d been stripped of his ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ title. (Photo: @michaelbjordan/Instagram)

“I mean, they just throw you out,” he informed the hosts whereas taking part in shocked. “Like, two weeks ago I was all the rage, and now I’m just ‘former Sexiest Man Alive.’”

“Actually, I just woke up to the news. They didn’t give you a heads-up, no,” he playfully continued. “It was a little rude, a little disrespectful. But I let it slide because it’s Paul Rudd, so …” he mentioned, trailing off with a shrug.

Rudd acknowledged that as the newest “Sexiest Man Alive” he’s in good firm with former title holders Jordan, George Clooney, and Brad Pitt, and he hoped his life would change for the higher, beginning with extra “sexy dinners.”

(L-R) Michael B. Jordan, Kelly Ripa, and Ryan Seacrest. Photo Credit: @LIVEKellyandRyan/Instagram<br>

(L-R) Michael B. Jordan, Kelly Ripa, and Ryan Seacrest. Photo Credit: @LIVEKellyandRyan/Instagram

“I’m hoping now that I’ll finally be invited to some of those sexy dinners with Clooney and Pitt and B. Jordan,” he informed “People” in his November cowl interview. “And I figure I’ll be on a lot more yachts. I’m excited to expand my yachting life. And I’ll probably try to get better at brooding in really soft light. I like to ponder. I think this is going to help me become more inward and mysterious. And I’m looking forward to that.”

Since his 2020 crowning, Jordan has been busy reserving gigs, stepping behind the digital camera as director for the primary time, working along with his profession idol Denzel Washington, and being one half of certainly one of Black Hollywood’s sexiest {couples} alive with girlfriend Lori Harvey, whom he just lately declared his love for to the world.

“There are roles that I passed on that I knew I didn’t have enough life experience to play,” Jordan informed The Hollywood Reporter. “I was like, ‘What can I pull from?’ But I finally found what love was.”

The “Creed” star hasn’t given up hope that he’ll reclaim his title ultimately, nonetheless, and informed Ryan and Kelly that “there’s always next year.”

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