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Channing Tatum named People's 2012 'sexiest man alive'

Channing Tatum appears on the cover of People magazine in November 2012, is dubbed the 'Sexiest Man Alive' of 2012. / Channing Tatum talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the Hollywood premiere of 'Magic Mike' on June 24, 2012. (Time Inc. / People / OTRC)

November 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Channing Tatum has been named People magazine's "sexiest man alive" for 2012.

The 32-year-old actor said his first thought on hearing the news was, "Y'all are messing with me."

Tatum's film roles include "Magic Mike" and the upcoming "Foxcatcher," where he'll play an Olympic athlete.

People announced its 2012 list Wednesday morning.

Actor Bradley Cooper took last year's sexiest man title. Others who have won the honor include George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Ryan Reynolds.

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