Bradley Cooper named sexiest man alive; Ryan Gosling fans weep
It's a good day to be Bradley Cooper: The actor has been named People magazine's sexiest man alive for 2011. It's also an OK day to be Ryan Gosling, because his legion of fans really, really think he should've gotten the title instead of Cooper.
"I think it's really cool that a guy who doesn't look like a model can have this," Cooper said of the honor. "I think I'm a decent-looking guy. Sometimes I can look great, and other times I look horrifying."
A guy who doesn't look like a model. Well, if you insist. But the Ministry is all about Cooper, who has hit his leading-man stride nicely with the success of "The Hangover 2" and a slew of top-lining projects in the mill -- not to mention his easy smile and next-door charm.
And though Gosling does make it in this "sexiest" issue, some of his fans are more in the Bradley-is-horrifying camp -- and they aren't being shy online about their adoration and opinion that the "Ides of March" star should be gracing the cover.
Team Bradley is emblazoned on our T-shirt, but we can't ignore some of the more hilarious pro-Gosling efforts, such as 63 reasons Bradley Cooper isn't the sexiest man alive.
Other able-bodied men in the issue include Idris Elba, Liam Hemsworth, Justin Theroux and Chris Evans.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photos: Bradley Cooper at the premiere of "The Hangover -- Part II" in May, top, and on the cover of People's 2011 Sexiest Man Alive issue, right. Credits: Paul Buck / EPA, top; People, right