Los Angeles, Nov 15 (PTI) Singer Blake Shelton has been crowned “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2017 by People magazine.

The 41-year-old country singer succeeds “Fate of the Furious” star Dwayne Johnson, who bagged the coveted title last year.

Shelton, who also appeared on the cover page of the magazine, said, “Y’all must be running out of people. Like, Wow, we’re down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical.” He also teased his “The Voice” co-judge Adam Levine, who won the title in 2013.

Shelton said, “I can’t wait to shove this up Adam’s a**.

As proud as I am and honoured that you guys asked me, that’s really the only thing I care about.”

The musician credited his singer girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, for convincing him to accept the title.

“She goes, ‘Listen to me, you’re going to regret this for the rest of your life if you don’t take this gift and just live in the moment’,” Shelton said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.