Sexiest Man Alive 2014

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See the 2012 Sexiest Man Alive – and get a first look at the other hot honorees in PEOPLE's annual special issue

MATT BOMER

Usually buttoned up in dapper suits for his role as a suave con artist in USA's White Collar, Bomer, 35, showed an altogether different (and bare) side of himself in Magic Mike. He told EW he got into character by "[pretending] I'm in a documentary." His female fans were won over: Twitter and Facebook campaigns are in full swing to get him into Christian Grey's necktie.