Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has been named “People” magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2014. Is anyone shocked? Hemsworth follows Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine as the title holder for the Sexiest Man Alive from the publication.
The actor, 31, thought it was “pretty funny” when he first heard the news – as did his wife, Spanish model Elsa Pataky, 38, whom he wed in 2010.
“I think you’ve bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house,” he tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “I can just say to her, ‘Now remember, this is what the people think, so I don’t need to do the dishes anymore, I don’t need to change nappies. I’m above that. I’ve made it now.’ ”
The Australian-bred Hemsworth also reveals that he prefers to sleep sans pajamas, has a signature dance move (with a spin!) and would rather be home in Australia, where he and Pataky live with their three kids – daughter India, 2½, and 8-month-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan – than anywhere else.
“We just had a big beach day with the kids, swimming and kicking the ball around,” he says. “That was the first time in a long time we’ve done that. That’s what it’s all about.”
As for that ripped body, Hemsworth, who puts on 20 lbs. of muscle for his role as Thor, says he tries to be disciplined when it comes to his diet and exercise but looks forward to his cheat days. “Then it’s pizza, hamburgers, beer, sugary things,” he adds. “Everything I’m not allowed to have!”
Congratulations to Chris Hemsworth on nabbing the title of People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2014.