Ovation: People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Are Also Generous.
Today, People Magazine’s annual “Sexiest Man Alive” edition hits newsstands. This year, the title has been granted to actor/dancer Channing Tatum. The star of recent hits 21 Jump Street, The Vow and Magic Mike joins the ranks of such Hollywood hunks as Mel Gibson, Mark Harmon, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Richard Gere, Johnny Depp and many others.
These men all have something in common other than worldwide fame, chiseled good looks, sparkling smiles, unnatural abdominal muscles and legions of fans … they’re all generous with their fortunes.
Like many on the list from the past, Channing is a fierce environmental advocate. Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, have committed their charitable efforts to saving the rainforests and have played a role in raising millions for the cause.
Last April, Tatum performed at the 2012 Revlon Concert at Carnegie Hall with other stars including Meryl Streep and Jennifer Hudson who raised money for the Rainforest Fund, a charitable foundation whose mission is to protect and support Indigenous and traditional populations in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfill their rights.
Additionally, Do Something, a nonprofit group that encourages young people to give back to their communities, nominated the Tatums as the 2012 “Do Something Couple” of the year and Jenna was recognized in Self Magazine’s “Women Doing Good Awards” for her work with animal advocacy.
Currently training to play an Olympic athlete in next year’s Foxcatcher, Tatum has said “I like to be lean. If I get too bulky I can’t move well and I like to move. When I’m not training, I get really round and soft.” Not to worry.
Lots of men are sexy on the outside, but Tatum appears to be joining a list of men who make giving of their time, talent and cash an equally attractive trait.
Do you think People Magazine made the right choice this year?
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