The 46-year-old British hunk was crowned with the honor during an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Monday. "Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out". "Thank you so much People magazine for making me sexiest man in the world, I'm loving that", he said before bending his arm and flexing his bicep.
The honor came as a surprise for Elba, who called it an "ego boost".
Check out the cover photo below... Or at the very least, can we get Idris Elba as James Bond?
So what did Elba think when he first heard about his latest title?
He is only the third non-white man to be named by the magazine, along with Denzel Washington and Dwayne Johnson.
On Twitter, the star said: "Who'd have thought it!" He shortly afterwards tweeted a response, in which he got a little political. "But what's even more important is your vote in the midterm elections".
"But again, as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block", he added. "Your vote can make a difference!" "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers".
Elba has a 16-year-old daughter, Isan, and a 4-year-old son, Winston, from previous relationships as he cites being able to witness their births as 'the biggest and best thing ever'.
He proposed to his model girlfriend, Sabrina Dhowre, 29, in February. The phrase "Sexiest Man Alive" was trending following the announcement.