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2011 Sexiest Man Alive Favorites

Bradley Cooper tops our "hot" list, but see who else – Liam! Ryan! Idris! – joins him as this year's honorees

CHRIS EVANS

Though Evans jokes that he looked pretty scrawny for most of his life, the 30-year-old lead of the summer blockbuster Captain America made star-spangled Spandex a uniform women could get behind. Even more endearing: He's a mama's boy. "We're incredibly tight," Evans tells PEOPLE of his mother, Lisa. "Mom can hang – she's on the level."