'Lightyear', with Chris Evans voicing Buzz, has been banned in several countries due to a same-sex marriage in the film
'Lightyear', with Chris Evans voicing Buzz, has been banned in several countries due to a same-sex marriage in the film AFP / VALERIE MACON


  • Chris Evans said his mom would be happy after he got named People's 2022 Sexiest Man Alive
  • Evans' fans rallied on Twitter to celebrate his newest title because it was a long time coming
  • Last year, there were rumors that Evans got the title, but the accolade was given to Paul Rudd

Chris Evans is People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2022, and his fans on Twitter are celebrating.

The "Gifted" star finally got the title that his fans had always wanted for him — being named People's Sexiest Man Alive. According to him, at least one person would be happy about his new title — his mom.

"My mom will be so happy," he told People. "She's proud of everything I do, but this is something she can really brag about."

"I am not surprised at all," his mom Lisa told the magazine. "Our family will be beside themselves."

Meanwhile, Evans' fans also celebrated on Twitter. According to them, it took so long for the magazine to acknowledge the "Knives Out" star's sexiness.

"I'm surprised it took so long!" one commented. Another added, "Finally," with a meme of Jennifer Lopez clapping while standing from her seat.

"Very happy about this," a third fan wrote. A fourth netizen agreed by writing, "Me too, he is so lovely and hot."

"FINALLY! FU--ING FINALLY!!" a fifth supporter wrote.

"I am not surprised! Deserves it every year!!" a different person opined.

Last year, there were rumors that Evans would be named People's Sexiest Man Alive. His fans rallied with excitement after multiple sources told Page Six he was going to grace the cover for People's Sexiest Man Alive 2021 cover.

"From what I've seen.......... Chris Evans is gonna be the cover/hold the title this year for [the] sexiest man alive. Idk how or why it took this long, but we're finally getting it," one fan wrote.

"OMG Chris Evans rumored to be the sexiest man alive this year .....finally the people are coming to their senses," a second user added.

However, when the magazine released the official cover, it turned out that "Ant-Man" star Paul Rudd defeated the "Captain America" actor. While some were disappointed, others were supportive of Rudd. Even some of Evans' fans approved of Rudd.

"People were saying that Chris Evans was named People's Sexiest Man Alive, and I was like, 'Yes!' But they were wrong and Paul Rudd is... [To be honest], I'm not mad at it," one person wrote.

"If someone will defeat Chris Evans as the sexiest man alive, I humbly honor Paul Rudd as the only one who deserves it!" another added.

During the interview, the "Gray Man" star said the new title would spark good-natured ribbing from his close pals.

"Really this will just be a point of bullying," he joked. "It's ripe for harassment."

Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen and Robert Downey Jr
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: (L-R) Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. pose for a photo during the European film premiere of "Captain America: Civil War" at Vue Westfield on April 26, 2016 in London, England Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images