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Greys Anatomys Patrick Dempsey second oldest Sexiest Man Alive as fans rage
Patrick Dempsey has been revealed as People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2023, making the 57-year-old the second oldest celebrity to ever earn the title.
The Grey’s Anatomy star had countless fans celebrating the news as the much-beloved actor has been steadily gathering a fanbase for his handsome love-interest roles after 35 years in Hollywood.
However, many were enraged by the news claiming that the timing was “way off” as it’s almost two decades since the actor won over fans with his chiseled jawline and bright blue eyes in the iconic medical drama.
On X, readers did not hold back as People announced their decision as one brutally declared: “Sexiest man alive of 1923 maybe…”
Another added: “A bit past due… but it could’ve been worse,” while a third claimed he was worthy of the title “maybe 40 years ago”.
Many questioned what the “criteria” is for selecting the top Hollywood heartthrob each year, wondering if they “just be naming anyone these days”.
Some claimed other celebrities had been snubbed of their rightful win, including Josh Hutcherson and Pedro Pascal.
The 57-year-old got his start in Hollywood as a teen heartthrob in the mid-1980s with a slew of supporting roles in blockbuster romcoms and began to dabble in TV series in the 1990s before landing his most notorious role in 2005.
Patrick is undoubtedly most well known for his work as Derek ‘McDreamy’ Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy, a role he held for over a decade until the character was tragically killed off in 2015.
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Since then, the actor has struggled to stay in the pop culture zeitgeist, recently returning to his heartthrob role as Robert Philip Disney’s sequel to the iconic live-action Princess movie Enchanted.
Countless fans argued his Sexiest Man Alive win should’ve been awarded during his Grey’s Anatomy years but speaking to People the actor revealed he was “glad it’s happening at this point in my life”.
The TV star has become the second oldest celebrity to ever be dubbed Sexiest Man Alive, narrowly beating Harrison Ford who was 56 when he was announced as People’s winner and the record is still held by the late Sean Connery who earned the title at the age of 59.
Patrick is also following up a string of MCU stars in the title, including Captain America star Chris Evans, Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd and Michael B Jordan, who played Killmonger in Black Panther.
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