People‘s reveal of Channing Tatum as the “sexiest man alive” completely overshadowed The Onion‘s announcement yesterday of their pick for 2012’s sexiest beast — Kim Jong-un. Sure, his abs and pecks are less blinding than Tatum’s (or more, depending on how you look at it), but North Korea’s supreme leader deserves to share the limelight!
Boyish charm? Check! Sexy snarl? Check! Cherubic cheeks? Check! Tatum can certainly out-strip and out-dance his majesty, but Jong-un can out-power him any day.
“He has that rare ability to somehow be completely adorable and completely macho at the same time,” Onion style and entertainment editor Marissa Blake-Zweibel said. “And that’s the quality that makes him the sort of man women want, and men want to be. He’s a real hunk with real intensity who also knows how to cut loose and let his hair down.” Past winners include Bashar al-Assad, Bernie Madoff, Charles and David Koch, Ted Kaczynski, and T. Herman Zweibel.
I’m sure Jong-un’s wife Ri Sol-ju agrees with The Onion‘s choice, but I wonder how Jonah Hill feels about it.