Country superstar Blake Shelton might have made a name for himself as a coach on NBC's hit series, The Voice, but he's got another title now: 2017's Sexiest Man Alive!
So what went through his mind when he first heard the news? “That y'all must be running out of people,” he tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. “Like, Wow, we're down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical.”
Shelton does try to stay in shape by exercising on the treadmill and eating as healthy as possible, though all bets are off when he's home in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
Even with his weakness over food (he calls his love for chips and dips “a problem”), Shelton says his new title is “like a confirmation” that he'll enjoy for the rest of his life.
“When [people] would say to Adam, ‘Mr. Sexy,’ you'd always see him go, ‘Well, awwww…’ If you say that to me, it's going to be, ‘You're damn right, I'm Mr. Sexy! I've been ugly my whole life, if I can be sexy for a year, I'm taking it. I'm taking it.”