Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper might be best known as a guy with a nasty Hangover, but now he's earned a new title: People's Sexiest Man of Alive.

"I think it's really cool that a guy who doesn't look like a model can have this [title]," the 36-year-old actor told the magazine. "I think I'm a decent-looking guy. Sometimes I can look great, and other times I look horrifying."

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Not only does the Limitless star ride a motorcycle, cook and speak fluent French — he's also just trying to make his mama proud. After Cooper learned of the news, the "first thing I thought," he says, "was, 'My mother is going to be so happy.' "

Cooper dated Renée Zellweger for two years until the couple split in March, and while he's been seen around town with Jennifer Lopez of late, the actor identified himself as being single.

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The Philadelphia native joins the ranks of past honorees like  Sean Connery, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and last year's pick, Ryan Reynolds.

Other honorable mentions on this year's list? Josh Duhamel, Ryan Gosling, and Justin Timberlake, in addition to Ty Burrell of Modern Family and Joel McHale of Community who were included in the "Sexy, Funny Guys" category.

People Magazine has selected a "sexiest man alive" since 1985.

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