Blake Shelton has been around the sexy block a few times, and he’s got some advice for newcomer John Legend. Since holding the “Sexiest Man Alive” title in 2017, Shelton has coined some pointers for the 2019 honoree.
Shelton took a moment backstage during the 2019 CMA Awards to chat with Entertainment Tonight about his thoughts on John Legend’s new “Sexiest Man Alive” honor. Shelton had some words of wisdom for the “All of Me” singer.
When Shelton learned of Legend’s new title, he warned him to stay off of the ‘gram. “Hey man, listen. After this announcement comes out, wait about two weeks before you look at social media. Because everybody that ever hated you is gonna have something to say about it,” he said.
On the show, Shelton revealed the 2019 “Sexiest Man Alive” cover, saying, “As you may remember, I was the 2017 People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive. Because of that, it is my duty to formally introduce the next Sexiest Man Alive, and he just so happens to be here tonight. Ladies and gentlemen, the man, the myth, the legend! 2019 People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive, John Legend!”
They also presented Legend with a pair of bedazzled shorts that read, “VEGOTSMA.” Shelton explained, “You already came into this show as an EGOT. Then you won ‘The Voice’ so it became a VEGOT. Now you have a ‘VEGOTSMA.’ You’re the only one.”