Robert Pattinson Is 'Sexiest Man Alive,' Beating Out Other Potential Christian Grey Favorites

Robert Pattinson is officially the “sexiest man alive,” at least to judge by Glamour UK’s annual list. Somehow Christian Grey, the true sexiest man of 2012, didn’t make the list, but the actor who inspired the character stole the title from the rest of Hollywood’s handsomest.

Robert Pattinson, 26, was voted into the top spot by fans, Hollywood Life reported. Pattinson has a strong base due to his stint in the “Twilight” series as lead vampire Edward Cullen.

For those who don’t know, “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James was inspired to write her series after reading all of the “Twilight” books multiple times, and specifically by Robert Pattinson’s character Edward Cullen.

It seems “Twilight” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans have united to bring Pattinson to the top of their list for sexist man alive in 2012.

It’s unclear who is going to be playing the role of Christian Grey in the “Fifty Shades” big screen adaptation, but it seems unlikely that Pattinson himself will be cast.

Rumors are constantly being circulated throughout the Internet about who will be cast to play the role, even as James often reminds eager “50 Shades” fans via her Twitter account and in interviews that it’s too soon to even begin to cast for the film considering the movie doesn’t even have a director nor does it have a producer.

There could be another reason Pattinson was nominated the sexiest of them all. He was recently involved in a cheating scandal with his former girlfriend Kristen Stewart. (Rumors are saying that the couple is back together, but nothing has been confirmed.)

Stewart’s indiscretion was revealed when she exposed getting intimate with her “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders in photographs that were taken by the paparazzi.

Pattinson's vulnerability after having his heart broken by his lover of three years could be a factor that helped make him more desirable than ever.

But he’s not the only man in Hollywood that makes the ladies go gaga. Here’s the top 20 Glamour's 2012 "Sexiest Men Alive" list:

1. Robert Pattinson

2. Tom Hiddleston

3. Johnny Depp

4. Michael Fassbender

5. Benedict Cumberbatch

6. Robert Downey Jr.

7. Taylor Lautner

8. Paul Wesley

9. James McAvoy

10. Henry Cavill

11. Cory Monteith

12. Ian Somerhalder

13. Ed Westwick

14. Alexander Skarsgard

15. Joe Manganiello

16. Danny O'Donoghue

17. Ryan Gosling

18. Christian Bale

19. Chris Hemsworth

20. Tom Hardy

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