2005's Sexiest Men Alive

It's a feast for the eyes: 14 of PEOPLE's sexiest men of the year, including cover star Matthew McConaughey, Patrick Dempsey and more


"I am pale and skinny with gray hair," says the host of Anderson Cooper 360º. "I don't get the appeal." But his viewers do. Anderson, 38, is CNN's "Man of the Hour," and his riveting coverage of Hurricane Katrina helped propel his program into a coveted prime-time spot. "I am haunted by people I have met, stories I have told, places I have been. I am changed by all the stories I do."