Social media users are sharing their reactions after PEOPLE named ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actor Patrick Dempsey the “sexiest man alive.” As The Shade Room previously reported, fellow actor Michael B. Jordan was bestowed with the accolade from the publication in 2020.
People Magazine Unveils Its Latest Cover Featuring Patrick Dempsey
The outlet unveiled its latest cover on Tuesday, November 8. Dempsey appeared in two separate cover photos for the magazine. Both flaunted the words “finally” next to Patrick Dempsey’s name and a bolded title of “Sexiest Man Alive!”
Additionally, more words about Dempsey were featured on the cover.
“daring, dreamy, & definitely worth the wait,” the subheading read.
The Actor Recalls His Reaction Upon Learning About The Accolade
In an accompanying interview published by PEOPLE, Dempsey explained his “shock” about being acknowledged by the publication. We must note that this is the first time Dempsey has graced the “Sexiest Man Alive” cover, although he’s appeared “countless times” in past issues.
“I was completely shocked, and then I started laughing, like, this is a joke, right? I’ve always been the bridesmaid!” Dempsey told the outlet. “I’d completely forgotten about it and never even contemplated being in this position. So my ego is good.”
Additionally, the 57-year-old actor explained that he’s “glad” he is receiving the recognition “at this point” in his life.
“I’m glad it’s happening at this point in my life,” Dempsey said. “It’s nice to have the recognition, and certainly my ego takes a little bump, but it gives me the platform to use it for something positive.”
Watch Dempsey share his full thoughts below.
Social Media Reacts
Instagram user @alanna wrote.
“Tbh he was the sexiest man alive when he was Dr McDreamy in Greys Anatomy😍 this title came 15 years too late 💔”
While Instagram user @simplicityiskee added.
“Derick Shepherd 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽where my Grey’s Anatomy fans at? 🩺”
Instagram user @itsgeminijhadore2u remarked.
“No McDreamy slander will be tolerated! We Stan Patrick Dempsey 😍”
While Instagram user @empress_mocha_carter asserted.
“Valid. He’s earned the title. He been fine.”
Meanwhile, others disagreed and offered alternative suggestions to the outlet.
Instagram user @mari.labella__ wrote.
“They keep disrespecting Method Man and I don’t like that 😒”
While Instagram user @blissfulmindz added.
“He’s sexy but not the sexiest man ALIVE… Come on now”
Instagram user @samurai_jtjt joked.
“Somebody said “that don’t look like Method Man to me” and I just threw my whole phone😂😂😂”
While Instagram user @anthonyserpas added.
“Tyler Lepley was robbed”
Instagram user @breezygotjuice posed a question.
“When tf is Michael Ealy gonna win?????? 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭”