The standards for what makes a man sexy varies, but surely, John Legend passed all the criteria after he was crowned as this year's sexiest man.
The "All of Me" singer, who became People's 43th Sexiest Man awardee, told People that he was excited and scared at the same time since the recognition is "a lot of pressure."
Though some of the viewers questioned the results, the 40-year-old Legend proved that "sexiness" does not only mean having those nice six-pack abs and a well-built body.
In 2010, "People" Managing Editor Larry Hackett broke the myths about the criteria they used to determine the most deserving person to receive the title.
"Sexy certainly has to do with someone being good-looking and has to do with a certain kind of romantic, flirtatiousness physical appeal that may be beyond just academic appreciation of the way they look. We want some mystery in our sexiness," Hackett told ABC News.
Since the definition itself seemed not to be enough to prove that Legend is a legend, here are three reasons why he deserves the title.
1. He Won Numerous Awards in the Past
Legend is a 10-time Grammy winner, and the first black man and the second youngest person to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
Aside from being the recipient of the well-known awards, it only took him 12 years to become an EGOT. His Emmy award in 2006 for producing "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" marked the first part of his EGOT status.
Since he started his career in 1999, Legend already won 33 out of 88 nominations!
2. He Is a Loving Father and the Best Husband, Too!
People recently posted "10 Heart-Warming Videos That Prove John Legend Is the Cutest Dad Ever" on their site, proving that People's definition of "sexiness" also includes being a respectable person on stage and at home.
Vanity Fair chose the Legend family as the cover for their December 2019 issue. The "Love Me Now" singer married his beloved Chrissy Teigen, an American model, in Sep. 14, 2013. The two are currently living the best of their lives together with their two kids, Luna and Miles.
3. He Is Sexy Just the Way He Is
Legend is America's most versatile artist, and he is indeed an entertainment all-star.
The singer grew up in a family that is not only into music and art but also a God-fearing family. Thank his grandmother who taught him a lot about music since the beginning.
Since he started taking piano lessons when he was still 4four years old, Legend already found happiness in music and he knew he wanted to keep doing it.
Was it his body? Or dimples? Or his ever-soothing voice? No one knows exactly what People's criteria for this. However, Legend already made it clear that "Legend is just a name / I know better than to be so proud" through his song "I Know Better".
His family name is Legend. He is a Legend. So he became a legend himself.