He’s not simply “McDreamy” anymore — Patrick Dempsey is now additionally Individuals journal’s Sexiest Man Alive.
The “Gray’s Anatomy” star and race automobile driver takes the mantle from “Captain America” star Chris Evans, who was 2022’s choice. The choose was revealed on “Jimmy Kimmel Dwell!” Tuesday evening.
“I’ve at all times been the bridesmaid!” Dempsey, 57, advised the journal about his preliminary response. “I’d utterly forgotten about it and by no means even contemplated being on this place. So my ego is nice.”
The actor stars within the upcoming Michael Mann movie “Ferrari.” He advised The Related Press final yr that he did all of the driving himself, calling it “the very best position I’ve ever had.”
Dempsey has pushed in a number of skilled races, together with the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and is a part of the Wright Motorsports racing group, based on its web site.
Dempsey mentioned his three youngsters are sure to tease him about his Individuals journal choice and “choose on me and work out each purpose why I shouldn’t be.”
The Individuals version with Dempsey’s cowl story will likely be out Friday.
Along with racing and appearing, he based the Dempsey Middle, a Maine-based group that gives care and assets for most cancers sufferers, in honor of his late mom.
Dempsey achieved heartthrob standing as Dr. Derek Shepherd — nicknamed “McDreamy” — on “Gray’s Anatomy,” showing in additional than 250 episodes.
He performs Italian race automobile driver Piero Taruffi in “Ferrari,” which arrives in theaters later this yr. The movie has acquired a waiver in order that its stars can advertise with out breaking guidelines within the ongoing actors strike.
Different Sexiest Man Alive recipients embrace Michael B. Jordan, John Legend, Paul Rudd, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson, who was the journal’s first recipient in 1985.