SEXIEST MAN ALIVE

"Matt Damon is infinitely sexier than his buddy George Clooney. It's about time you guys noticed"
Linda Weston
via e-mail

You got it right by choosing Matt Damon as the Sexiest Man Alive. But the sexiest things about Matt aren't his killer smile and gorgeous blue eyes. It's his sense of humor and his devotion to his family and friends that make Matt so sexy. Thanks for the best SMA issue ever.
Melanie Davis
Freeport, Maine

Perfect pick for SMA! Matt Damon could not be more adorable. He is witty, smart, genuine and hot! His humility only adds to his charm.
Maren Zielony-Schultz
Portland, Ore.

Every week when my husband goes grocery shopping, he brings home PEOPLE magazine for me. This week he was laughing when he gave it to me. "Matt Damon?" he said. "Is this a joke?" We are both huge fans of Mr. Damon's. He's a phenomenal actor. But Sexiest Man Alive? Matt isn't being humble in denying the title; he's just being realistic.
Dr. and Mrs. Lee Hein
Seattle, Wash.

You've got to be kidding! Matt Damon? Don't get me wrong, he's adorable and all, and I had a crush on him back in 1997 when he did Good Will Hunting. He's cute like a puppy, or someone's kid brother. But Sexiest Man Alive? No way!
Jennifer Kennimer
via e-mail

I just plain laughed out loud at the comments of Matt, Ben and George. This is what makes them so very sexy—they don't take themselves too seriously. And the shot of Jimmy Kimmel in his Barbie pink bedroom is priceless.
Cindy Schiller, Waukesha, Wis.

Year after year you feature George Clooney in the Sexiest Man Alive issue. Are you all forgetting his father, Nick Clooney, still lives? Nick has always been way hotter than George.
Sandra Jane West
Ripley, Ohio

DONDA WEST

I recently lost my father to a heart attack, and it was very hard on my family. The love and support of his family and friends will get Kanye through this trying time.
Angie Kowal
California City, Calif.

ROBIN ROBERTS

I have never seen anything more beautiful than your photo of Robin Roberts with her bald head. Her positive outlook on life makes her an inspiration for those who find themselves battling breast cancer. Thanks to Robin for showing us courage and strength.
Amanda Juarez
Tacoma, Wash.

Corrections
In our Dec. 3 issue we misidentified Donda West in a photo with Sidney Poitier. In the same issue we should have said Charisma Carpenter and Damian Hardy had separated. We also reported that Eva Longoria Parker went to LAX nightclub with her parents. The couple pictured with her are her friend's parents, Richard and Margaret Mondragon.