Blake Shelton wasn’t always the “Sexiest Man Alive,” the internet has proof Twitter/@JimiWestbrook

Ever since People magazine announced on Nov. 14 that Blake Shelton was its 2017 “Sexiest Man Alive,” social media has been abuzz with commentary about the magazine’s choice. Even some of Blake’s fellow country stars have weighed in, most notably Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook.

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Jimi set fans in motion when he tweeted a hilarious beach photo of Blake, and captioned it, “I just wanted to share with everyone the moment when I knew @blakeshelton was the sexiest man alive.” He then added, “What was your moment?”

Fans took his question seriously, and quickly set about finding and posting the most ridiculous pics and gifs of Blake imaginable. Here’s a look at the fun they’ve been having.

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But Blake had the last laugh with his reply to Jimi.


And finally, pal Trace Adkins also chimed in with a post suggesting that Blake learned everything he knows about being sexy from Trace himself, adding, “Congrats BS, you heartthrob.”

Phyllis Stark is a Nashville-based entertainment journalist who has been reporting extensively on country music (and loving every moment of it) for more than two decades.
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