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Michael B. Jordan has been named 2020’s “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine. Jordan will be the fifth non-white man to be given the title since the magazine started the tradition in 1985. He takes the mantle from last year’s winner, John Legend.

Naturally, people are excited about Jordan’s new title, as the thirst for the 33-year-old actor has been very real since he burst onto the mainstream scene with his transcendent performance in 2015’s “Creed”.

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But the love for Michael B. Jordan truly solidified after he gave a scene-stealing performance as the sexy, scary villain Eric Killmonger in 2018’s “Black Panther”.

But what makes Michael B. Jordan so sexy isn’t just his looks, but his heart. Casual observers and fans alike were impressed by the actor’s activism in the tumultuous summer of 2020. After the killing of George Floyd mobilized much of America to take to the streets and protest police brutality and anti-blackness, Jordan was right there next to everyday civilians, making his voice heard by marching in the streets.

“I think there’s a time and a place for everything,” Jordan said about his activism to People. “I’ve been picking my moments to make the most impact. We can all take action—big or small—to help create the change we want to see.”

But although Michael B. Jordan has always been talented, he hasn’t always been sexy.

Back before all the fame and fortune transformed him into a global superstar, Michael B. Jordan was just a cute little kid.

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Over the years, Jordan has shared adorable baby photos of himself with his fans over Instagram. Jordan started his career modeling and acting as a young kid. After a few bit parts, he got the attention of Hollywood by playing a ___ on the critically acclaimed HBO series “The Wire”. After that, his career was off to the races. He played a troubled teen on “All My Children” and then a football player on “Friday Night Lights”.

Finally, in 2013, he took movies by storm when he starred in the heart-wrenching police brutality drama “Fruitvale Station”–his first of many collaborations with director Ryan Coogler (who went on to cast him in “Creed” and “Black Panther”).

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Jordan told People that he owes his down-to-earth attitude to the way his parents raised him and his two siblings. “My mom and dad sacrificed so much to provide for my sister, brother and me,” he said. “I’m just grateful. Honestly it’s like they all have had such an impact on me and who I am and how I approach each day.”

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Michael B. Jordan says that more than anything, the title of “Sexiest Man Alive” is exciting to him because of how the women in his family will react. “When my grandmother was alive, it was something that she collected, and then my mom naturally reads it a lot and my aunts as well,” he told People. “This is one that they’re definitely going to have a special place for.”