Country famous person Blake Shelton may need made a reputation for himself as a choose on NBC’s hit collection, The Voice, however he’s received one other title now: 2017’s Sexiest Man Alive!
So what went by way of his thoughts when he first heard the information? “That y’all must be running out of people,” he tells PEOPLE on this week’s cowl story. “Like, Wow, we’re down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical.”
All kidding apart, Shelton, 41, credit his girlfriend of two years, Gwen Stefani, for convincing him to embrace the crown. “She goes, ‘Listen to me, you’re going to regret this for the rest of your life if you don’t take this gift and just live in the moment,” Shelton says of his “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” duet associate.
But a much bigger incentive for the singer was with the ability to stick it to his fellow choose (and 2013 Sexiest Man Alive) Adam Levine. “I can’t wait to shove this up Adam’s ass,” Shelton provides. “As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that’s really the only thing I care about.”
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Despite being a heartthrob with a fan base of thousands and thousands, the 6’5″ Oklahoma-bred Shelton — whose newest album, Texoma Shore, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums this week— insists he had just a few awkward phases whereas rising up. “I think to describe myself as a child, one word comes to mind. And that’s fat,” he says. “People say I haven’t changed since before I made it. And I’m still fat today. That’s proof!”
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Shelton does attempt to keep in form by exercising on the treadmill and consuming as wholesome as doable, although all bets are off when he’s house in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. “It could be 2 o’clock in the afternoon before I eat and then I realize I’m starving, so then it’s a bag of Cheetos,” he says. “And there’s a Sonic in town, they got jalapeno poppers. And then I’m not hungry again until 10 o’clock, well what’s in there? Fishsticks. And like a big pickle, those pickles that come in its own package with juice? It is really bad.”
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Even together with his weak spot over meals (he calls his love for chips and dips “a problem”), Shelton says his new title is “like a confirmation” that he’ll take pleasure in for the remainder of his life.
“It’s going for use in each dialog, whether or not it’s at The Voice, or on the feed in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, or in a dialog with a health care provider,” he says. “When [people] would say to Adam, ‘Mr. Sexy,’ you’d always see him go, ‘Well, awwww…’ If you say that to me, it’s going to be, ‘You’re damn right, I’m Mr. Sexy! I’ve been ugly my whole life, if I can be sexy for a year, I’m taking it. I’m taking it.”