The rapper explained:
[Image via Karl Lagerfeld/Harper's Bazaar.]
Oh, Ed! You kill us! You just slay us!
Mmm! What a dish! Who could argue with that selection?
Still, there were other marvelous men on the magazine's list, not just the one at the top!
Like A Team A-lister Ed Sheeran!! He made the cut, too!
As it turns out, he doesn't see himself as a sex symbol at all. If anything the 22-year-old Brit finds the whole thing to be "utterly ridiculous"!
Still, Ed won't let that get in the way of a good pick-up line!
“One of the reasons I said yes to being in this issue is because it’s quite funny. Utterly ridiculous! I don’t think anyone sees me as a sex symbol. I don’t know who the voting party are for PEOPLE, but thank you. It’s very kind. But I’m sure I’m the only person on this list who has a belly. Though I guess Austin Powers was considered a sex symbol, and we share similar physical-appearance qualities. I brush my teeth though. My other usual grooming habits are showering and a shave now and then. Sometimes I put on a suit. Or not! I get voted worst-dressed quite a lot, so I obviously don’t put much thought into it. I should probably cut down on the junk food and beer and try to have a healthier approach to life. But I won’t. I say that every year, but I like living. I like enjoying myself. I haven’t been allowed to tell anyone about being in this issue, but as soon as it’s out, I’m going to use it as a chat-up line.”
Ha! As if the gorgeous ginger needs chat-up lines!!! Ed could make any girl (or guy!!) in the world swoon with a simple wink of the eye!
You're the loveliest lad in all the land just the way you are, Mr. Sheeran!
Don't you ever change! Not ever!
[Image via People.]