Sneak a Peek at Some Stars Featured in the 2022 Sexiest Man Alive Issue

He didn’t peak in high school, he’s still out here getting cuter. And Jack Harlow, 24, is everywhere, from SNL and MTV to soon, the big screen, in the remake of White Men Can’t Jump.

Chris Evans, Maluma and More Hot Guys Who Make Up PEOPLE’s Sexiest Men of 2020

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“It’s a cool feeling,” Jordan tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “You know, everybody always made that joke, like, ‘Mike, this is the one thing you’re probably not going to get.’ But it’s a good club to be a part of.”

He’s not the only one we’re honoring this year; Click through to get to know 10 more sexy men from this year’s issue.

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Chris Evans

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Like many people in 2020, Evans has come to realize he can “go a very long time without human interaction,” he jokes.

The self-described “homebody,” 39, nevertheless had a busy schedule: He launched a bipartisan political engagement website, A Starting Point, and joined Instagram (where he quickly racked up more than 7 million followers). These days, the star is feeling hopeful about what lies ahead. “I try not to think too far into the future, because for me it can turn into worry, but I’d like a wife and kids,” he admits. “I like the idea of a very simple existence with simple pleasures.”

Lucas Bravo

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He won over hearts as Emily in Paris‘s already-spoken-for love interest Gabriel on the hit Netflix show, but in reality Bravo, 32, insists his own life in the City of Lights is “really quiet and chill,” he says. “I have a small, close group of friends. We kind of live behind closed doors like cavemen.”

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Dwayne Johnson

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PEOPLE’s former Sexiest Man Alive, 48, lives every day to the fullest. “My favorite time of the day is before the sun rises and our babies are still sleeping,” he says of his wife, Lauren Hashian, and their two daughters. “I can get great, productive work done in my office, and of course I love when they call for me on the baby monitors — then it’s breakfast time!” And at night? “That’s when the babies are asleep and it’s ‘Netflix and chill’ time with me and Lauren and a glass of Teremana,” he says with a nod to his tequila brand. “I’ll say no more before I get in trouble.”

Paul Mescal

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Despite catapulting into the spotlight with his gripping performance in Hulu’s romantic drama Normal People (which earned him an Emmy nomination), the Irish actor, 24, still enjoys life’s simple pleasures: “I love exercise, watching television, reading; fairly generic and probably boring, but that’s me.”


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In August, the Colombian singer-songwriter, 26, surprised fans with Papi Juancho, his fifth studio album, while the music video for his runaway hit “Hawái” has racked up more than 420 million views on YouTube. To stay zen in 2020, “I built a meditation room in my apartment in Miami,” says Maluma, who stars in the upcoming rom-com Marry Me. “It’s a way to block out the noise in your mind.”

Pedro Pascal

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The Mandalorian actor, who is cloaked by a face shield and has TV’s cutest costar (Baby Yoda!), has gotten by lately with a little help from his friends. “What would have been a text turns into a three-hour conversation,” says Pascal, 45, of the way his relationships have deepened since the pandemic began. “I felt grateful all of these friendships were there.”

Chris Rock

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The comedian and recent star of Fargo, 55, used his time at home to learn to swim, and as a result, “my body’s in better shape than it’s ever been,” says Rock, who also cut sugar from his diet. Long term, “I hope my kids are healthy and I’m with somebody who’s crazy about me,” says the father of two. “Nothing is more important.”

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Paul Rudd

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In September, the actor, comedian and voting enthusiast took part in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s national Mask Up America campaign by portraying a “certified young person” in a hilarious video that quickly went viral.

So has Rudd, 51, learned anything about himself during the pandemic? “It doesn’t take much to make me happy,” he says.

John David Washington

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The former football running back turned actor, 36, got his action-hero fix this year starring in the thriller Tenet. But his vision for the future is clear: “In 10 years I would like to be married with kids. Family is incredibly important to me, and I’m excited to build my own. I’d also like to have a Bojangles food truck built into my backyard.”

Brad Pitt

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The actor, 56, said he was “gobsmacked” when he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar this year for his supporting role as stuntman Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time. in Hollywood. “I got friends, I got lovely kids, I like my coffee, I like my dogs,” said the actor. “I’ve got no complaints.”

Manny Jacinto

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He played a lovable dummy of a character on NBC’s hit series The Good Place. Off-screen he has admitted, “I get a lot of comments on my cheekbones.” Next up? The Philippines native, 33, joins Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick.

Steve Kornacki

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Never before have khakis and a striped tie gotten so many hot under the (Oxford) collar.

The MSNBC journalist’s tireless coverage tracking the long post-election day vote tallying process earned him the title of “Chartthrob” — with celebrity fans from Chrissy Teigen to Leslie Jones — and even caused a significant spike in Gap’s khaki sales.

Sneak a Peek at Some Stars Featured in the 2022 Sexiest Man Alive Issue

Chris Evans Sexiest Man Alive 2022

Chris Evans is PEOPLE’s 2022 Sexiest Man Alive! If you were to tell a middle school-aged Evans that he would one day be named PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, “he’d be pumped!” the star told the magazine in this week’s cover story. “This would probably be the road to the cool table which I was not at.”

Kendrick Lamar

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Sure there are the obvious good looks, but Kendrick Lamar also has heart: whether he’s talking about his unconditional love for his children, or connecting with young concertgoers, or pouring his soul into his performances, the 35-year-old rapper is beautiful on the inside, too.

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George Clooney

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Aaron Judge

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Breaking records is sexy, and New York Yankees star Aaron Judge did just that this year, hitting 62 home runs to set an American League record. “It took me a little longer than I wanted to but . it’s something pretty special,” the 30-year-old told the YES Network.

Robert Pattinson

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Brooding aside, 36-year-old Robert Pattinson had yet another big year in 2022, entering a new genre of film with his starring role in The Batman.

Ke Huy Quan

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Ke Huy Quan, 51, recently made a triumphant return to acting after 20 years away. “For many, many years people recognized me only as a child [actor] because that was pretty much the last time they saw me up on the screen,” he told PEOPLE. “I’m hoping when people see me now they go, ‘Oh my God! You’re Waymond from Everything Everywhere All at Once — and you were also in Indiana Jones [and] Goonies!’ “

Jack Harlow

SMA Men of the Year

He didn’t peak in high school, he’s still out here getting cuter. And Jack Harlow, 24, is everywhere, from SNL and MTV to soon, the big screen, in the remake of White Men Can’t Jump.

Jo Koy

SMA Men of the Year

Actor and comedian Jo Koy’s star continued to rise this year with the release of his semi-autobiographical film Easter Sunday, which follows a man who returns home to spend Easter with his Filipino American family. “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and it will be beautiful,” the 51-year-old told Variety. “And maybe you’ll realize we’re not all that different from you.”

Diego Luna

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Can you find your way out of those eyes? Diego Luna, 42, continues to charm with both his looks and his skill, currently on display in Star Wars: Andor.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

SMA Men of the Year

Would this list even be complete without The Rock? The 50-year-old doesn’t think so: named Sexiest Man Alive in 2016, he loves talking about the title, and, to be fair, the Black Adam star keeps bringing the sexy.