Soccer star David Beckham was named People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2015. "It's a huge honor," he told the magazine. "I'm very pleased to accept."
Take a look at some of the other men who have earned the honor through the years.
2014: Chris Hemsworth
People magazine named actor Chris Hemsworth the Sexiest Man Alive of 2014, citing the Australian actor's rise a bone fide hunk in the "Thor" films.
2013: Adam Levine
Adam Levine was named People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2013. The Maroon 5 heartthrob also serves as a coach on "The Voice."
2012: Channing Tatum
Actor Channing Tatum, star of "Magic Mike" and "The Vow," was named People's Sexiest Man Alive of 2012.
2011: Bradley Cooper
Actor Bradley Cooper, star in "The Hangover" films and "Silver Linings Playbook," was named People's Sexiest Man Alive of 2011.
2010: Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds, star of films like "The Proposal" and the upcoming superhero flick "Green Lantern," has a new role - People magazine has named the actor 2010's Sexiest Man Alive.
2009: Johnny Depp
People magazine dubbed Johnny Depp 2009's Sexiest Man Alive. It's not the first time Depp has been "Sexiest" - he was also awarded the honor in 2003.
Sexy Superlatives: The First Winner
Mel Gibson was 29 years old when he was named People magazine's first Sexiest Man Alive. The magazine began handing out the honor in 1985.
Sexy Superlatives: The Youngest Winner
John F. Kennedy Jr., shown in a 1997 photo, was only 27 years old when he was named 1988's Sexiest Man Alive.
Sexy Superlatives: The Oldest Winner
Sean Connery was 59 when he was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 1989.
Sexy Superlatives: Flying Solo
Denzel Washington was awarded the honor in 1996.
Repeat Winner: Richard Gere
In 1993, People magazine took a one-year hiatus from awarding Sexiest Man Alive and instead honored the Sexiest Couple Alive - Gere and then wife, model Cindy Crawford. The actor won Sexiest Man Alive again in 1999.
Repeat Winner: Brad Pitt
Pitt was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 1995, and again in 2000, back when he was still married to actress Jennifer Aniston.
Repeat Winner: George Clooney
Clooney took home the Sexiest Man Alive title in 1997, and again in 2006. But despite his good looks, "I don't go on that many dates," he told People magazine after his second win.
More Sexy Men: Tom Cruise
With successful films like "Top Gun," "Rain Man" and "Born on the Fourth of July" under his belt (along with a lot less couch-jumping), Cruise's career was white hot when People magazine named him 1990's Sexiest Man Alive.
More Sexy Men: Patrick Swayze
Swayze, who died after battling pancreatic cancer on Sept. 14, 2009, was in good health when he was named 1991's Sexiest Man Alive.
More Sexy Men: Nick Nolte
A decade before his infamously disheveled 2002 mug shot photo, Nick Nolte was named 1992's Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.
More Sexy Men: Harrison Ford
Still looking good long after "Star Wars," the actor was named 1998's "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine.
"Why this sudden outpouring for geezers?" Ford, then 56, asked the magazine. "I never feel sexy. I have a distant relationship with the mirror."
More Sexy Men: Pierce Brosnan
Back when Brosnan was still James Bond, he earned the 2001 Sexiest Man Alive title. His MI6 replacement, Daniel Craig, has yet to take the magazine's top honor.
More Sexy Men: Ben Affleck
Affleck's romance with Jennifer Lopez was in fill swing when People magazine named him 2002's Sexiest Man Alive. The couple broke up in 2004, and since then the actor has settled down with a different Jennifer - actress Jennifer Garner.
More Sexy Men: Jude Law
In 2004, when Law was named Sexiest Man Alive, the good-looking Brit had a busy year at the box office. He starred in "I Heart Huckabees," "Alfie," "Closer," "The Aviator" and lent his voice to "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events."
More Sexy Men: Matthew McConaughey
Often photographed shirtless on the beach, it's easy to see why People magazine named the actor as 2005's Sexiest Man Alive.
"Wait until you see the roles I could take after this," he joked to People when he won. "You're going to see my gut hanging over, plus 22 [lbs.] It'll be a whole new kind of sexy!"
More Sexy Men: Matt Damon
Playing secret agent Jason Bourne amped up Damon's sex appeal -- making him People's 2007 choice for Sexiest Man Alive.
"You've given an aging suburban dad the ego-boost of a lifetime," the actor said at the time.
More Sexy Men: Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman's charming Australian accent and ability to look good on both the Broadway stage and the big-budget movie screen helped him take home the 2008 Sexiest Man Alive title.