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From Pacific Rim to Long Walk To Freedom, Idris Elba’s career has been on fire this year.  Take his acting talent and couple it with his good looks and savoir-faire, it’s no wonder Essence has named him their “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2013.

According to Essence: “When Elba smiles, he dazzles. We’re seeing stars, moons and rainbows right about now.” Not that it was needed, but magazine also compiled 50 reasons why they bestowed upon such a worthy title.

Elba may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but he’s definitely my cup of hot chocolate.

Click here to see the 50 reasons Essence gave for naming Elba as their choice for 2013′s Sexiest Man Alive.

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  • Mmmgood

    He has some type of appeal and I think he is sexy in some ways, but not enough to win sexiest man.

  • Nice

    I respect Idris Elba as an actor. He is handsome, and has an amazing British accent. The fact that he is West African, and acknowledges his ties to Ghana and Sierra Leone, despite being raised in the UK, is a beautiful thing.