John Legend was one of the first to congratulate Michael B. Jordan.  (Photo: Getty Images)

Former sexiest man Alive John Legend jokes he’s relieved to hand over the title to Michael B. Jordan

John Legend was one of the first to congratulate Michael B. Jordan. (Photo: Getty Images)

John Legend is one of the many who congratulates Michael B. Jordan on landing the People’s Sexiest Man Alive title.

Legend, the 2019 winner of the honor, was happy to pass it on. In fact, he jokingly thanked his successor: “I can now continue to increase this quarantine weight in peace without keeping the pressure of a title.”

Congratulations to my brother Michael B! And thank you! I can now continue to increase this quarantine weight in peace without keeping the pressure of a title. https://t.co/Kt0v5AdTMd

– John Legend (@johnlegend) November 18, 2020

Jordan was thrilled to get into the role he did on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Reveal Tuesday as part of a surprise. He wore a yellow hazmat suit while Kimmel’s onlookers had guessed his identity. But even he said the “expectation is a little unreasonable now.”

Even so, the Just Mercy star said it was “a cool title” and one he wasn’t expecting … for some reason.

“You told me the news and it was a moment like ‘S ***, really? I? “Said Jordan, who is slated to appear in the 2021 sequel to Creed III.

After Legend was revealed as the sexiest man Alive, his wife Chrissy Teigen was quick to tease him by tweeting about him doing mundane things around the house. She even changed her Twitter bio to say that she “just slept with People’s Sexiest Man Alive.”

The sexiest man alive just made me a ham sandwich

– chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen), November 13, 2019

Luckily, Jordan isn’t trolled in a similar fashion since he’s single. But he will still hear from the women in his family who “are definitely proud of them,” he said.

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