"Hey girl, I know you think I'm the sexiest man alive, but I'm going to have to say #thanksbutnothanks," said Ryan Gosling, in our imagination.
It would appear that Gosling is in utter denial about his attractiveness. According to The Wrap, insiders have revealed that Gosling has turned down offers to be People's Sexiest Man Alive multiple times. "The consensus was he's too serious for it, too artsy," a source said.
"They tried a few times, especially during his huge year in 2011," an individual close to the cover negotiations said.
But that doesn't mean 2014 honoree Chris Hemsworth was playing second fiddle to Gosling. "While I look forward to the day when Ryan Gosling is named Sexiest Man Alive, this was not his year," explained People's magazine's editorial director. "Our 2014 honoree Chris Hemsworth was our first and only choice. If you want to know why, just look at him. I mean, seriously." Touché, People, touché.