Michael B. Jordan Named ‘People’ Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’
“It’s a cool feeling,” Jordan told People. “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.”
Jordan, who is an actor, producer and former model, first rose to fame with his role as Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station. He’s since reached international acclaim with his roles as Adonis in Creed and Killmonger in Black Panther, most recently starring in the 2019 film Just Mercy as Bryan Stevenson.
In the next 10 years, however, Jordan has said he looks forward to focusing less on acting and more on directing and his production company, Outlier Society Productions.
“I want to make an impact all over the world and not just through the roles that I play,” Jordan said. “Hopefully [I’ll have] a family by then, I’m going to throw that in the universe.”
Jordan has always been very focused on family, and attributes his success to his parents.
“My mom and dad sacrificed so much to provide for my sister, brother and me,” he said. “I’m just grateful. Honestly it’s like they all have had such an impact on me and who I am and how I approach each day. Without that, a lot of things about me just wouldn’t be the same. So it all comes back to that foundation. I’m really thankful for that.”
When it comes to his new award, Jordan also says that the women in his family will be the proudest of him.
“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,” he said. “This is one that they’re definitely going to have a special place for.”