People magazine named John Legend its official Sexiest Man Alive of 2019.
The 40-year-old singer has won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony award previously and now enjoying the new win.
John revealed that he was not always a confident guy and had plenty of awkward times.
”Oh yes, I had an awkward phase,” says Legend of his early years. ”I was two years younger than my classmates, so I get to high school, everyone else is around 14 and I’m 12. And I get to college, everyone else is around 18 and I’m 16,” recalls the star.
”I was always like less mature, less at ease socially. I had plenty of awkward times.”
At the age of 3, he started playing the piano, ”I tried, I’d say around 12 or so to start writing songs for girls I liked. It wasn’t extremely effective at age 12 but I got better at it,” he says, adding, ”I eventually wrote ‘All of Me’. It’s got about two billion views now.”
He finally met his lady love Chrissy Teigen, 33, and they tied the knot in 2013. ”She always looks amazing,” says Legend. ”And I get to stand next to her a lot and I don’t want to be a huge let down…so I try to dress well enough to be worthy of being next to my wife.”
He also revealed that breaking into the music business wasn’t easy. ”I was turned down by every record label in existence, including the one I’m signed to now,” says Legend, whose first album Get Lifted in 2004 earned him the Grammy for best new artist. ”I kept going until I finally turned those no’s into a yes.”
”I mean, I’m a pretty good singer. That helps,” he said with a smirk. ”Least sexy? I love to do crossword puzzles. I’m a nerd in a lot of ways.”
Like everyone, he has his own insecurities. ”I don’t like my legs that much truthfully, so it’s a good thing we didn’t have shorts in the shoot!”
”I think you grow into being comfortable in your own skin,” he says. ”Most of your teenage years, into your 20’s, you’re still figuring out who you are, how you present yourself to the world…eventually I think you get more at ease with yourself. I know who I am. Maturity helps with that.”
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