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NEW YORK --Channing Tatumis now an official sex symbol. People magazine has bestowed the Magic Mike star with its sexiest man alive title for 2012.

The 32-year-old actor says his first thought on hearing the news was: Y all are messing with me.

Other actors who have received the sexiest label include George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper.

Check out our photo gallery of the Sexiest Men Alive since People started the annual honor back in 1985.

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