Actor Patrick Dempsey (57) has become the sexiest man alive according to People magazine. The star of The Surgeons has been waiting years for this award. Dempsey said that he was shocked by the first place, as he had finished behind the winner 10 times. He wants to use the new attention around him for something positive – he would like to draw attention to the activities of the Dempsey Center, which he leads, which focuses on helping cancer patients.
The representative of Dr. Derek Shepherd, nicknamed “McDreamy” by fans, has become the most attractive man on the planet for 2023. “I’m finally the sexiest man alive according to People magazine. For the next ten years. I don’t understand why there should be anyone else after me,” joked Patrick Dempsey in a video for the magazine.
Dempsey had been waiting for this recognition for many years. He regularly finished behind the winner. “I was totally shocked, then I started laughing. It’s a joke, isn’t it? I’ve always been a bridesmaid!” Patrick described how he reacted to receiving the title. At home, they will pick on him because of the award.
The actor is married to make-up artist Jillian Fink, and together they have a 21-year-old daughter, Talula, and 16-year-old twins, Darby and Sullivan. “They’re going to make fun of me and pick on me and come up with all the reasons why I shouldn’t be one. Which is good, they keep me young,” Dempsey said of how his kids will react.
The teasing has apparently already started. “After this award, we’ll probably torture you a bit at home. We’re already making t-shirts!” commented on her man Jillian’s win on social media, saying it was a well-deserved title.
Dempsey may have waited a long time to be voted the sexiest man alive, but he says he’s happy to receive this recognition right now. “It’s nice to have the recognition and it definitely gives my ego a little boost, but it also gives me the space to use it for something positive,” Dempsey said, adding that he would like to highlight the Dempsey Center’s activities. He founded this in honor of his late mother to support cancer patients and their loved ones.