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If you’ve been following Blake Shelton lately, then you probably know that he’s People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2017.

The 41-year-old country crooner, who is currently coaching on season 13 of “The Voice,” decided to hold his new title over bromance buddy and fellow coach Adam Levine’s head — both literally and figuratively — during the show’s live playoffs on Nov. 14.

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But first, he had to reveal the big news to his co-star and fellow banter pal.

For the reveal, Adam, who previously held the title of People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2013, donned a blindfold, while Blake guided him to a humongous outdoor display featuring his own face on the magazine cover.

“This is a great source of pride, and I win” said Blake, who is the first country star to ever take the title. Before before Adam took off his blindfold he added, “Just peek.”

“What?” Adam screamed in shock, as he saw Blake gracing the cover of People’s annual issue on the side of a brick building.

“Read that. That says, ‘sexiest man alive,’ which means I am the sexiest man that’s living right now,” Blake then teased.

“I am proud of you buddy, because I’m only friends with other ‘SMAs,’” Adam griped before walking away.

Even though Adam seemed to make a joke about the reveal, he later said that he always thought Blake deserved the honor.

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“Listen, as far as I’m concerned, he is the sexiest man alive. People magazine doesn’t know all. They don’t know the Blake I know. If they did, he’d be on the cover,” he once told E! Online. “They’re going to call him one day and be like, ‘Blake, you’re welcome. Here it is. You are now the Sexiest Man Alive. Country or no country. This is your country.'”


Aside from being named “Sexiest Man Alive,” Blake is now nominated for “Fan Moment of the Year,” “Grand Ole Opry® Moment of the Year” and “Male Artist of the Year” in the Rare Country Awards, and it’s up to you to decide the winner. Vote now at until Dec. 13. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert event on Dec. 14 in Nashville.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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