Michael B. Jordan Is People's 'Sexiest Man Alive' for 2020! Seven years after being declared "One to Watch" by People magazine, the "Black Panther" star is now staring out from the cover as its "Sexiest Man Alive." It's been a wild and fast ride for the former "The Wire" and "Friday Night Lights" star to the upper echelons of Hollywood's elite, but Michael B. Jordan has done it with grace and holding tightly to his integrity. And now he can do it while holding on tightly to the coveted crown of People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive." Already a star on the rise when he took on the lead role in "Rocky" spinoff "Creed" in 2015, Jordan catapulted his career to the next level starring as Killmonger in the 2018 blockbuster film "Black Panther." And through it all, the humble actor has kept his feet firmly planted on the ground, including when he uses them to march for important causes. His was one of the strongest to emerge this past summer as the Black Lives Matter movement swept across the nation.