The Phoenix presents its annual survey of the year’s least appealing dudes
_By our Far Too Sexy Phoenix Staff
In 1985, People magazine launched its first annual “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, devoted to Hollywood’s dreamiest future-anti-Semite, Mel Gibson. Somehow it took several decades before someone — notably us — decided to parody this particularly insipid strain of listicle. In 2006, after thumbing through one too many “Most Beautiful People” roundups in the glossies, we looked at each other, burped, and grinded out our inaugural list of the World’s 100 Unsexiest Men. The Internet loved it. CNN covered it. Our debut award-winner, Gilbert Gottfried, may have tacked on an extra few minutes to his career. And just like that, another one of our half-baked ideas became a thing.
Over the years, readers have glommed onto the fact that the guys who provoke our foulest scowls are usually the ones who’ve proven themselves as repulsive on the inside as they are on the outside. That’s still sorta true — but then there’s guys like Stanley Tucci, who seem perfectly nice. And yet: sorry, dude. Not happening.