Bradley Cooper admits what many Ryan Gosling fans already knew: he’s not the “Sexiest Man Alive.”
During an appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” over the weekend, the “Hangover” star addressed the controversy that erupted after People magazine gave him the coveted title over fan favorite Ryan Gosling.
Turns out, Cooper agrees that Gosling was more deserving of the honor.
"There was such a backlash to when they announced it and Ryan Gosling, who I love and I just did a movie with him - he’s the greatest ," said Cooper, who claimed a friend sent him a link to a website comparing paparazzi photographs of the two actors who were both in Paris last week.
Cooper admits he’s still coming to terms with all the attention, joking that the “Sexiest” title is “the worst.”
"I’m finally at an age - I’m 36 years old - where I really don’t care about anything like that anymore, which is a wonderful thing and then this happened and then I started to realize just how not sexy I am," he said.
In fact, the new title has made Cooper rethink his day-to-day activities.
"I have a lot of moments where [I’m] walking out and I’ll open up the door [and think to myself], ‘I could do that a lot sexier,’ ” he laughed.