The star’s new cover was unveiled last night on People’s official Instagram page as well as the publication’s official website. In the exclusive interview, Dempsey, 57, revealed he was completely “shocked” to hear he was crowned this year’s Sexiest Man Alive. Other recent winners of the title include Chris Evans (2022), Paul Rudd (2021), Michael B. Jordan (2020) and John Legend (2019).
“I was completely shocked, and then I started laughing, like, this is a joke, right? I’ve always been the bridesmaid!” he told the outlet. “I’d completely forgotten about it and never even contemplated being in this position. So my ego is good.”