Is HE the sexiest man alive?
Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine is People magazine's sexiest man alive. Here's what you need to know about him!
It's official now. Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine is the sexiest man alive according to People magazine. One of the mentors in the singing reality show the Voice, Levine has his fingers in many, many pies. He sings, acts, launches clothing lines… and when he isn't doing any of those, even strips down to get nearly naked for a magazine.
So, here's ten things you must know about the sexiest man alive:
1. He's a yogi!
For all you folks who thought yoga was for oldies, think again! Levine practices yoga under instructor Chad Dennis and has confessed that it has helped him relax. He practices a mixture of Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Anusara and Jivamukti yoga and takes an hour out to go through his yoga routine before every concert.
Image: Adam Levine is the sexiest man alive. And he doesn't seem too surprised!
Photographs: Theo Wargo/Getty Images
2. He's engaged to a Victoria's Secret model
Behati Prinsloo, the Victoria's Secret model is his fiance. At the last Victoria's Secret show (this one) Adam Levine and a bunch of his friends were in the audience cheering for her each time she walked down the runway.
Funnily, only two years ago, Levine was serenading another girl -- the Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna. They were dating for two years before splitting up in 2012. In about a year, Levine landed another Victoria's Secret model and got engaged to her!
Image: Model Behati Prinsloo presents a creation during the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
3. Prince of Persia is his childhood friend
Yeah! Jake freakin' Gyllenhaal! The two dudes have known each other since they were toddling around in kindergarten and are quite the opposite of each other. Gyllenhaal is the more understated of the two while Levine has earned himself the reputation of being a womaniser.
They do however seem to be great friends and Levine stood up for his pal when rumours of him being gay started doing the rounds.
Image: Prince of Persia star Jake Gyllenhaal and Adam Levine went to kindergarten together.
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
4. He's in touch with his feminine side
Levine confesses to crying during movies. If that isn't all, he also famously told VH1: Every male secretly wants sex with Brad Pitt." Sounds about right; except that it isn't. Evidently he hasn't heard of George Clooney.
Image: He confesses to crying during movies and having a secret crush on Brad Pitt
Photographs: Mike Segar/Reuters
5. He has a funny bone!
Adam Levine has starred in an insanely funny music video for Saturday Night Live, the popular American sketch comedy show.
Levine was happy to let Andy Samberg take centre stage as he serenaded the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a funny spoof video and happily sang the chorus for him.
And oh oh... also starring in the video was that friend of his we told you of. Jake Gyllenhaal!
Photographs: Screen grab from the SNL video
6. He is ambidextrous
Now that's a gift we wouldn't mind having. Adam Levine writes with his left but uses his right to play the guitar.
Image: See! We told you!
Photographs: Steve Marcus/Reuters
7. He endorses acne treatment
Like many of his contemporaries, Adam Levine has cashed in on his celebrity status intelligently. He owns a record label, is the spokesperson for acne treatment, has launched a fragrance line and even collaborated with Kmart and ShopYourWay.com to develop and design accessories and apparel collections.
Image: See any acne? Levine is the spokesperson for acne treatment.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters
8. He's done drugs (tsk tsk)
In an interview to the music magazine Q, Levine has confessed to have done drugs. "
"I smoked a lot of pot when I was younger," he has been quoted as saying, "I've written songs after smoking a joint and it was good."
However, he didn't endorse it and instead stressed on the fact that it was 'absolute garbage' adding that cocaine 'brought no good into the world'.
Interestingly, earlier this year a security guard mentioned him in a hostile work environment lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court suggesting drug use in Universal Music Publishing Group's Santa Monica location.
Needless to say he rubbished the claims in an official statement.
Photographs: Danny Molosho/Reuters
9. He's made his film debut this year
It wasn't as if Levine wasn't making television appearances. But he's played himself in most of them. Except now.
Levine stars as one of the recurring characters in the American TV mini-series American Horror Story: Asylum and has made his film debut alongside Keira Knightley in Can a Song Save Your Life? that opened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Image: Keira Knightley, Cahtherine Keener (L) and Adam Levine (R) are introduced on stage at the premiere of "Can a Song Save Your Life?" at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto.
Photographs: Fred Thornhill/Reuters