Channing Tatum 2012's sexiest man alive

SEXIEST MAN ALIVE. US actor Channing Tatum poses during a photocall to promote his film u0022Magic Mikeu0022 on July 12, 2012 in Berlin. The movie starts in German cinemas on August 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JOERG CARSTENSEN

SEXIEST MAN ALIVE. US actor Channing Tatum poses during a photocall to promote his film u0022Magic Mikeu0022 on July 12, 2012 in Berlin. The movie starts in German cinemas on August 16, 2012.

AFP PHOTO / JOERG CARSTENSEN

NEW YORK, United States - People magazine on Wednesday, November 14, declared Hollywood actor Channing Tatum the "sexiest man alive" in 2012.

Courtesy of People magazine

Upon hearing he had been picked for the annual honor, Tatum was modest, the gossip magazine said.

"Y'all are messing with me," it quoted him as saying.

His wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, told the magazine that her husband sculpts and likes to quote 19th century author and poet Edgar Allan Poe, as well as offer her massages.

Previous laureates of People's award include actors George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt. - Agence France-Presse