People Magazine Names Actor Michael B. Jordan 'Sexiest Man Alive'

2020/11/20 19:19

Today's Vocabulary

1. praised (v)
to express admiration or approval of the achievements or characteristics of a person or thing

2. mark (n)
a typical feature or one that allows you to recognize someone or something

3. movement (n)
a group of people with a particular set of aims

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the sister of someone’s mother or father, or the wife of someone’s uncle

5. recognition (n)
the act of praising or rewarding someone for something they have done

6. honor (n)
a quality that combines respect, being proud, and honesty

People Magazine Names Actor Michael B. Jordan 'Sexiest Man Alive'

People magazine has named actor Michael B. Jordan as its 2020 Sexiest Man Alive.

Jordan is best known for his critically praised performances in the films Fruitvale Station, Creed and Black Panther. The magazine’s choice of Jordan was announced Tuesday night on the American television talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The 33-year-old Jordan told People that the honor is a “cool feeling.” 

“You know, everybody always made that joke, like, ‘Mike, this is the one thing you’re probably not going to get,’” he said. “But it’s a good club to be a part of.”

Females among Jordan’s family were especially pleased about the recognition, as fans of the magazine.

“When my grandmother was alive, it was something that she collected, and then my mom naturally reads it a lot and my aunts as well,” Jordan said. “This is one that they’re definitely going to have a special place for.”

Other recent winners of sexiest man alive include singer John Legend, actors Dwayne Johnson and Chris Hemsworth, and soccer star David Beckham.

Jordan’s rise in Hollywood has come through strong performances on television series like The Wire and Friday Night Lights. He made his mark in film as police shooting victim Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station. He also played boxer Adonis Creed in the Rocky series of movies and Erik Killmonger in Black Panther.

Jordan also has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement and has spoken in support of early voting registration in the United States.

“I think there’s a time and a place for everything,” he told People. “We can all take action — big or small — to help create the change we want to see.”


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