Chris Hemsworth Named People's Sexiest Man Alive 2014

The Australian actor topped challengers Chris Pratt and Matthew McConaughey.

ByABC News
November 19, 2014, 12:34 AM

— -- "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth is People's Sexiest Man Alive, topping challengers Chris Pratt, Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. He succeeds last year's honoree Adam Levine, the Maroon 5 lead singer.

The honor was announced on Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” with Hemsworth -- his voice and face concealed -- appearing via Skype as audience members tried to guess his identity.

The questions and answers weeded out the other possible winners. Does he enjoy Lincoln vehicles? No.

Has he ever been fat?

“Uh, not really,” Hemsworth said.

Single? No. Born outside of the United States? Yes.

Superhero in a movie? Yes, he said -- at which point the audience started to realize the winner’s identity.

A famous sibling? Yes.

Does that hero use a hammer?


Hemsworth, his identity revealed, discussed the honor in a short interview.

"I'm most excited about the alive portion of that statement," Hemsworth said. "I'm flattered."

The 31-year-old Australia native said his brother, Liam, has been supportive.

“Liam’s been good," Hemsworth said. "We’ve been throwing sexy looks back and forth ... He’s been a real team player through this one."

Hemsworth was quick to thank the people who contributed to his success.

”My parents, I guess, for putting this together,” he said.