46-years-old British actor, producer and musician Idris Akuna Elba was awarded the title of People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2018.
The actor is renowned for his role as Nelson Mandela in the biopic Long walk to Freedom, then the blockbuster movies Finding Dory, Beast of No Nation, American gangster and other classic movie was named the sexiest man alive by the People Magazine.
The previous winners included footballer David Beckham, wrestler and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and Blake Shelton.
Idris Elba was born in in East London, the only child of Sierra Leonean father and Ghanaian mother. He grew up in a strict home and he was often disciplined by his parents, he attended an all-boys school where he participated actively in sports and other social clubs. Nonetheless, he was bullied for being too skinny.
See the comments he made about his childhood:
“I was very tall and skinny,” said Elba. “And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, OK? I got picked on a little bit. But again, as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers.”
We congratulate the multi-talented actor who is also a disc jockey under the moniker DJ Big Driis (or Big Driis the Londoner) and also a hip hop musician. He was listed in the Time 100 most influential people in the world.