Patrick Dempsey Crowned People’s Sexiest Man Alive
The exciting announcement unfolded on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Tuesday night, with Kimmel enthusiastically revealing “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey as the new holder of the Sexiest Man Alive title. Dempsey dethroned “Captain America” actor Chris Evans and triumphed over formidable contenders like Pedro Pascal, Timothée Chalamet, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Jason Kelce, and Lenny Kravitz.
Reflecting on the honour, Dempsey shared with People
“I’m thankful that this is unfolding at this stage of my life.” While it’s a boost to the ego, it’s more than just personal acclaim—it provides me with a platform to channel the recognition into something positive.
Finally claiming the coveted title of People’s Sexiest Man Alive feels like a triumphant moment for “Grey’s Anatomy” heartthrob Patrick Dempsey. In his Sexiest Man Alive interview, he humorously remarked, “I’ve been the bridesmaid for People Sexiest Man Alive 10 times.
Now, I grasp the broader picture, not just the snapshot on the side of the People magazine cover.
Hailing from Maine, Dempsey rose to fame in 2005 as the charming neurosurgeon Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd in Shonda Rhimes’ enduring ABC medical drama, where he shared the screen with Ellen Pompeo.
During Tuesday evening’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the unveiling of Patrick Dempsey as the latest Sexiest Man Alive cover star was met with excitement. Jimmy Kimmel playfully likened Dempsey’s honour to “uncorking a bottle of fine wine,” adding a humorous touch by suggesting they strategically chose the perfect year for the announcement.
Since bidding a dramatic farewell to “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2015, Dempsey has delved into diverse Hollywood projects. These include the Sky TV series “Devils” and the eagerly anticipated Disney+ sequel, “Disenchanted,” to the beloved film “Enchanted.” Making a brief return to “Grey’s” in 2021, he reprised his role as Meredith’s co-star during her battle with COVID-19.
In the pipeline, Dempsey is set to captivate audiences in the biopic “Ferrari” and the holiday thriller “Thanksgiving,” showcasing his versatility in the cinematic realm.
At 57, the actor and race car driver Patrick Dempsey has long been regarded as one of the world’s most handsome men, thanks in no small part to his iconic portrayal of Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd on the beloved medical drama. Reacting to the news of his Sexiest Man Alive honour, Dempsey humorously quipped to the magazine, “I’d always been the bridesmaid!”
Expressing genuine surprise, he shared, “I’d completely forgotten about it and never even contemplated being in this position. “So, my ego remains unscathed.” However, Dempsey’s family injected a dose of reality, responding to the news with hearty laughter. Recounting the moment he broke the news to them, he revealed, “They were like, ‘No, seriously. Who is it?’ And I’m like, ‘No, it’s me.’ Reality came crashing in.”
Fans can grab their copy of the People issue featuring Dempsey’s cover story when it hits newsstands on Friday.