For its latest Sexiest Man Alive, People went back to a mainstay.
The magazine announced on Wednesday that George Clooney is its 2006 Sexiest Man Alive. He joins friend Brad Pitt as a two-time winner.
"This one's going to be hard for Brad since he's been Sexiest Man Alive twice," Clooney, 45, said in an interview. “He’s enjoyed that mantle. I'd say Sexiest Man Alive to him and he'd go, ‘Two-time’. So that’s been taken away. We used to call him Two Time. So Brad's going to be upset."
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Clooney also talked to the magazine about whether he'll have children ("it's not something to be taken lightly," he said, gently demurring for now), what he finds attractive ("sense of humour is No. 1 for me") and being in the tabloids (“I usually don't notice anymore”).
Clooney also took the title in 1997. Richard Gere is also a two-time winner.
The magazine hits newsstands on Friday.