Is it Ezra Koenig? Is it Zac Efron? Is it Jay-Z? Is it Lang Lang? Is it Blake Shelton?!? Some publications seem to think so. It’s the end of the year, and that can only mean one thing: lists, lists, and more lists. People Magazine is out with its famed Sexiest Man Alive 2008 list, which manages to stay noteworthy despite the fact that Nick Nolte won the award in 1992. Musically speaking, they gave runners-up to Efron, Lang Lang, and Blake Shelton.
Meanwhile, Salon has its liberal hipster picks up for their annual Sexiest Man Living list, and this year’s musical entries are… Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and Jay-Z. So we have an insufferable preppy and a guy who’s just not very good-looking.
I report. You decide.
Meanwhile, People is coming up with a scratch and sniff section for this year’s list. I might think Zac Efron is sexy, but do I want to smell him? And what would he smell like? My guess: women’s deodorant.