ByJacob Craig, writer at Creators.co
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Jacob Craig

People's Sexiest Man Alive, a title that is traditionally given yearly to the hottest of the hottest stars, whether they be actors, musicians, or recently retired footballers such as 2015's choice, David Beckham. It's never too early to start speculating on who should earn this title for 2016, and there are plenty of sexy men to consider. Plus, come on, what better excuse to look at a bunch of hot guys? So, without further ado, let's take a look at the sexiest stars of 2016, and talk about whether or not they deserve to be Sexiest Man Alive.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio (the secret love child of Jack Nicholson and Matt Damon) has been a staple in sexual awakenings for years, and I truly believe that he could be the sexiest of the male species. While some would say that DiCaprio is past his prime and would have been a better choice for Sexiest Man Alive a few years ago, I beg to differ. Much like actors such as George Clooney and Denzel Washington, Leo has aged like a fine wine. He's a different kind of sexy now, but still sexy all the same. Is he sexy enough still to win the title? That's to be determined.

Brendon Urie

After the success of Death of a Bachelor, Panic! at the Disco is currently in the limelight of current music, and along with that comes gorgeous frontman Brendon Urie. This guy is one of the sexiest men in music today and possibly ever, and in my opinion puts people like Adam Levine (Sexiest Man Alive 2013) to shame. He has the style and class of Frank Sinatra, the pretty boy looks of a boy band member, and the charm and charisma of Lucifer himself. Don't believe me? Just watch the video below.

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Do you get the point now?

Chris Pratt

It's a crime that Chris Pratt didn't win 2015's Sexiest Man Alive — looking at his performance in Jurassic World and shirtless scenes in Guardians of the Galaxy. However, I think that 2016 could see the correcting of this injustice. The more movies Chris Pratt makes, the more popular he gets. It's only a matter of time before people demand he get this title after seeing more and more of this superhero hunk.

Idris Elba

With it being 2016 already — and so far Denzel Washington has been the only black Sexiest Man Alive — I think it's about time People starts taking a better look around for candidates. And who better than the suave, sexy Brit Idris Elba? This man is so charming that everyone wants him to be the first black James Bond, and he could definitely womanize with the best of them. Just like DiCaprio, he only gets better with age, and the longer we wait, the sexier he'll get.

Henry Cavill

He's Superman. Let me say that again. HE'S SUPERMAN! Superman is not only a symbol of hope, but a symbol of sex. When given a choice, who wouldn't want to get saved by this superpowered hunk? And in turn, who wouldn't think that the actor who plays him is nearly perfect in terms of attractiveness? He's one of the most muscular men in Hollywood, and he's so suave and charming that he can pull off playing super-spies (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.). All in all, Cavill is one of the textbook choices for this title.

Chris Evans

I hate to be redundant, but he's Captain America. CAPTAIN AMERICA! Everything I said about Superman applies here too, except that he's the resident hunk for Marvel instead of DC Comics. I mean, just look into his eyes and see if your heart doesn't melt. He's a clean cut straight man, and while there are some people that prefer bad boys, you can't deny that Chris Evans doesn't make being good sexy.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy is quite possibly the most debonair person on the planet, along with being a certified bad boy. He has a type of legitimate swagger that comes with his suave sensibilities, and I think everyone can agree that if we ignore most of his movie roles where he's made up to look ugly that he is universally an extremely attractive man. Is he Sexiest Man Alive material? If you can watch Inception without falling in love with him, then there might be an argument against that.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Dwayne Johnson's nickname is an extremely apt description of him, because this guy is made of solid rock. I'm fully convinced that his entire being is 90% muscle and 10% charm. Not only is his body something people dream of, but no one realizes exactly how charming and attractive he is. He's such a nice person, and has a smile that could make any sane human being fall in love with him. The Rock is more than just a specimen of a body, he's one of the sexiest men on the planet.

Joe Manganiello

Joe is just as sexy, or even sexier than his Magic Mike co-star Channing Tatum (Sexiest Man Alive 2012), and he is certainly a sex icon at this point. Stripping his way to fame, there's not much of him we haven't seen, but it's no contest that he has everything someone could want in a man. He has a body built up to the standards of the Rock himself, and has the attractiveness needed to co-star with the likes of Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey in a stripper movie. What else could you ask for in the Sexiest Man Alive?

Conor McGregor

When it comes to hot UFC fighters, Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor has top billing. This Irish living legend is not only one of the best fighters this generation has seen, but he's quite the attractive man as well. I would not be surprised if a lot of McGregor's wins came from his opponents not wanting to sully the beauty of his face, and it's a shame that such a sexy man might have to take some severe UFC beatings. However, despite his image getting physically hurt, he's the sexiest man in all of fighting, and quite possibly the sexiest man in the world.

Robert Downey Jr.

We can all agree that Captain America is the epitome of sexy, but you can't count out Iron Man. Genius billionaire, playboy philanthropist Tony Stark (or you may know him by his alias, Robert Downey Jr.) has become a sex symbol himself, and could very well become the newest Sexiest Man Alive. While RDJ has seen better days, he's also seen much worse days, and is still an entirely sexy human being.

Jared Leto

While some people might not think they would be attracted to someone who can look crazy enough to be the Joker, those people would look at Jared Leto and be wrong. Not only is he a straight up beautiful man, he also has the bad boy characteristics adopted from being a rock star, and that is a combination fit for this title. He has a kind of charm that you can't get from many other actors, and he certainly can be considered universally attractive to anyone of either sex.

Seth MacFarlane

There aren't many attractive comedians, but Seth MacFarlane makes up for that by being the sexiest funny man you could imagine. While not everyone would think that the creator of Family Guy would be one of the sexiest men in show business, it's quite odd that he in fact is. The guy did date Emilia Clarke, Esquire Magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015, after all. He has immense charm and incredible sex appeal, and I think that if he worked his way back into the limelight somehow this year, this title could be his.

Jensen Ackles

Former model and current badass Jensen Ackles is the pinnacle of sex appeal when it comes to broadcast television and popular TV shows. While he's mainly only known by fans of Supernatural, who isn't a fan of Supernatural? He's been the sexiest face on The CW since 2005, and it's about time he got recognized for it. Being on a popular TV show for 11 years hasn't brought him as much fame as some of the other candidates on this list possess, but he's still sexy all the same, and I think everyone can agree on that.

Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer could become the first openly gay Sexiest Man Alive. Just like Joe Manganiello, he's sexy enough to strip alongside Magic Mike co-stars and Sexiest Man Alive winners Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, and is a smoother criminal than Michael Jackson in the show White Collar. Being the first gay winner of this title was hard to fathom just a few years ago but now it could become a reality, and there's no one sexier than Matt Bomer to make this kind of history.

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