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The 2012 Sexiest Man Alive bragging rights go to actor Channing Tatum, the newest recipient to be named by PEOPLE magazine.

The Magic Mike celebrity was a shoe-in for this year’s coveted title after performing as the star stripper at Xquisite Strip Club in the comedy-drama film that turned out to be a box office success.

Tatum, 32, a former model and dancer, met actress Jenna Dewan on the set of Step Up in 2006. They got engaged in Hawaii in September 2008 and wed on the grounds of a vineyard in Malibu the following summer.

What does Dewan-Tatum think of her husband’s new title? She revealed, “He is such an emotionally deep, spiritual and open-hearted person.”

The decidedly busy actor will appear in four movies in 2013: G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Bitter Pill, White House Down and Foxcatcher and is already working on three more for 2014.

The Sexist Man issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now, features 186 men they love.