WATCH: Ant Man’s Paul Rudd Put Through a ‘Sexiness Test’ To Prove He’s The ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

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(source: People)

From Clueless to the Ant-Man franchise, Paul Rudd has played everything from heartthrob to hero, and now, he’s the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’.

He had earned the honour from People Magazine, which was unveiled in an extended comedy sketch of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday (9 Nov) night.

Colbert put Paul through a series of “sexiness” tests, including a physical exam, a Westminster Dog Show-style judging round, and photo shoots as a construction worker and monk, to show off whether he could make anything sexy.

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According to People in its November cover story, this came as a surprise even to the actor himself!

“I do have an awareness, enough to know that when people hear that I’d be picked for this, they would say, ‘What?’ This is not false humility. There are so many people that should get this before me,” he admitted to People in its November cover story.

Paul wasn’t the only one surprised by the news, as even his own wife found it hard to believe.

“She was stupefied, but you know she was very sweet about it. After some giggling and shock, she said ‘Oh, they got it right.’ And that was very sweet. She was probably not telling the truth, but what’s she going to say?”

(source: Insider)

Now that the feeling has sunk in for the 52-year-old actor, he is determined to never let people forget about it and we… respect that.

“I mean I’m going to lean into it hard. I’m going to own this. I’m not going to try to be like ‘Oh, I’m so modest.’ I’m getting business cards made. But all of my friends will destroy me and I expect them to. And that’s why they’re my friends,” he said.

Rudd also expects to be invited to “sexy dinners with Clooney and Pitt and B Jordan”, who had all previously held the title.

There is no rest for the Sexiest Man though, as he prepares for the release of his next film, the reboot of Ghostbusters: Afterlife which premieres in Malaysia in December.