'Black Panther' star Michael B. Jordan aka Erik "Killmonger" Stevens has been named People's magazine's 'sexiest man alive'.
Jordon told People, "You know, everybody always made that joke, like, ‘Mike, this is the one thing you’re probably not going to get.' But it’s a good club to be a part of."
Speaking on being crowned as the ‘sexiest man’ the 33-year-old added that the women in his family "are definitely proud of this one."
This is the third time in a row that an African-American has been named as the sexiest man by People.
Other recent winners include John Legend, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and David Beckham.
"When my grandmother was alive, it was something that she collected, and then my mom naturally reads it a lot and my aunts as well," Jordan said. "This is one that they're definitely going to have a special place for."
Jordan's steady rise has come through strong performances on television on series "The Wire" and "Friday Night Lights." He made his mark in film as police shooting victim Oscar Grant in "Fruitvale Station," boxer Adonis Creed in the "Rocky" sequels "Creed" and "Creed II" along with his stellar work as Erik Killmonger in the record-breaking "Black Panther."
Along with his acting endeavours, Jordan has championed change behind the scenes in Hollywood. He started his own production company, Outlier Society Productions, which was among the first to embrace the inclusion rider, adopting the pledge to seek diverse casts and crews.
Jordan has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement and vocal about early voting registration for this year's election.
"I think there's a time and a place for everything," he said. "I've been picking my moments to make the most impact. We can all take action - big or small - to help create the change we want to see." In 10 years, Jordan hopes to direct and produce more than taking on acting roles.
"Just growing, whatever the next evolution of me is," said the actor, who will star as a former Navy SEAL-turned-CIA operative in Tom Clancy's "Without Remorse." "Hopefully a family by then, I'm going to throw that in the universe. I want to make an impact all over the world and not just through the roles that I play."
Paramount plans to build a franchise around Jordan's portrayal of Clark.
The character has appeared in 17 of Clancy's novels, starting with 1988's ‘The Cardinal of the Kremlin’. Though mainly seen as a secondary character who helps CIA analyst Jack Ryan with the physical elements of missions, Clark finally stepped into the spotlight with the novel "Without Remorse", which tells his backstory of how he came to work for the CIA.