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Blake Shelton Says People Magazine 'Screwed Up' When He Was Named Sexiest Man Alive

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By Clark Sparky

Blake Shelton is one of the subjects of Gayle King's "CBS this Morning" Grammy nominee interviews, and as part of their discussion he opened up about being named PEOPLE Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive back in 2017. Many people at the time were shocked by the selection, and so was Shelton himself.

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“I remember I called my manager, he said, ‘They want to put you as the Sexiest Man Alive,'” Shelton told King. “And I’m like, ‘Wh— what?! I remember when that magazine came out, you know, of course there’s gonna be blowback and hate. But I remember, I was like, ‘Man, they’re right.’ Like, I don’t disagree with any of this that I’m hearing.'"

"I remember some of the tweets — you know, before I canceled social media — it was like, ‘Wait a minute, Blake Shelton‘s the Sexiest Man Alive? Did every other man on the planet die or something?'” he continued “Come on, let’s face it — they screwed up.”

Shelton went on to say that he wants to bring back his mullet to increase his sexiness once again.

“It’s coming back," Shelton said. “There’s kids that are wearing mullets now. And I’m feeling like maybe it’s time for me to bring mine back. I’m not a trendsetter. I don’t mind jumping in on a trend like that.”

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John Legend, Shelton's co-star on NBC's "The Voice," is the current title holder of Sexiest Man Alive, and the country star was able to offer him some advice.

"I'm the one that broke the news to him on The Voice as a former sexy guy," Shelton told Entertainment Tonight. "I told him afterwards, I said, 'Hey man, listen. After this announcement comes out, wait about two weeks before you look at social media. Because everybody that ever hated you is gonna have something to say about it.'"

Elsewhere in King's interview with Shelton, he revealed what he would be doing if he wasn't a huge music star.

"I'd probably still be roofing houses," Shelton told King. "That's what I was doing before."

"You know how to roof houses?" his girlfriend Gwen Stefani chimed in, with Shelton responding, "Not anymore. I blocked that out of my mind. I'd have to relearn now."

Shelton and Stefani are slated to perform their number one hit duet "Nobody But You" at this year's Grammy Awards, which air on CBS this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. They are once again being hosted by Alicia Keys.

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