14 Men of Color That Should Have Made It to the List Before Blake Shelton

14 Men of Color That Should Have Made It to the List Before Blake Shelton

I’m sure we weren’t the only ones surprised when Blake Shelton was named the 2017 “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine. “Y’all must be running out of people,” he responded. “Like, wow, we’re down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical.”

The truth is, there were countless other men of color who could have made the list before Blake Shelton who are stunning not only for their physical allure but also for the waves they are making in their respective fields.

Here are just some of the men of color who could have made the front of People’s magazine instead of Shelton:

1. Mehershala Ali 

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2. Riz Ahmed

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3. Rami Malek 

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4. Reza Aslan

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5. Yasiin Bey

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6. Zayn Malik 

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7. Idris Elba

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8. John Cho

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9. Hasan Minhaj 

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10. Colin Kaepernick 

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11. Ahmed Shihab Eldin 

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12. Deray Mckesson 

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13. Jessie Williams 

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14. Esai Morales

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Makes you wonder who sits at the table, doesn’t it?

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