It’s a beautiful day… for “Grey’s Anatomy” fans.
Patrick Dempsey, known to many as McDreamy, has been named People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive 2023, late night host Jimmy Kimmel revealed during his talk show on Tuesday. The “Grey’s Anatomy” star and last year’s winning race car driver succeeds actor and “Captain America” star Chris Evans.
“I’m glad it’s happening at this point in my life,” the 57-year-old actor told People magazine of the Sexiest Man Alive honor. “It’s nice to get the recognition, and my ego definitely takes a hit a little bit, but it gives me a platform to use it for something positive.”
Ahead of Tuesday night’s exciting reveal, Dempsey, who plays Derek Shepherd on the ABC medical drama, He appears to be encased and masked in a glass box on stage next to Kimmel Members of the public also asked the mystery man questions to decipher his identity.
People have guessed that this year’s Sexiest Man Alive could be Timothée Chalamet, Harry Styles, Bachelor Gold and even Taylor Swift’s “boyfriend” Travis Kelce.
But Kimmel slight He narrowed it down when he gave the hint: “Star of one of the most popular TV series of all time.” Naturally, someone guessed if he was a Game of Thrones actor, to which Kimmel gave another hint: “He played a doctor.”
Then someone asked: “Are you George Clooney?” (He played Dr. Doug Ross on the 1990s series “ER” and has previously been named the Sexiest Man Alive.) Then finally someone got it: “Are you Dr. McDreamy?”
“Never give up on your dream,” Dempsey quipped to Kimmel after the reveal, adding that his family laughed when they heard the news. “They laughed so hard. They were like, ‘No, seriously, who is he?’
Dempsey shares his daughter Tallulah (21 years old) and twins Sullivan and Darby (16 years old) with his wife Jillian (57 years old). They met in 1994 and married in 1999.
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His family’s reaction wasn’t too far removed from his own. He told People magazine, “I was completely shocked, and then I started laughing” when he heard the news. “This is a joke, isn’t it? I’ve always been a bridesmaid!”
Dempsey also joked that he had posters, T-shirts and posters ready to promote his new title. “I peaked many years ago,” the actor told People. “But I’m still here.”
He added: “I completely forgot about it and never thought I’d be in that situation. So my ego is good.”
However, the actor is not letting it get to his head.
With the title of “Sexiest Man Alive,” Dempsey hopes to shine the spotlight dempsey Center, Which he founded in honor of his late mother to support cancer patients and their loved ones. The Dempsey Center provides personalized, comprehensive cancer care at no cost. According to its website.
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Dempsey’s predecessor, Evans, said the “Sexiest Man Alive” honor was a real emotional moment for the “Ghosted” actor.
“It’s something I can look back on when I’m older and flabby and say ‘I remember then…’” Evans told People magazine in November 2022. “I’m lucky to be involved in the discussion in any capacity.”
Evans said the title was also a win for his mother, who got bragging rights as well as her son’s illustrious acting career. “My mother will be very happy,” he said. “She’s proud of everything I do, but this is something she can really brag about.”
Other celebrities who have been part of the hottest men’s “club” include “Ant-Man” star Paul Rudd, Michael B. Jordan, EGOT winner John Legend, Idris Elba, and Blake Shelton.
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Contributing: Annika Reed, USA TODAY
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