Bradley Cooper: I thought I'd only been voted Sexiest Man Alive because Ryan Gosling turned it down
Bradley Cooper was named Sexiest Man Alive in 2011
Ryan Gosling's fans were furious that he didn't win the title
Bradley Cooper is believed to be dating Suki Waterhouse
Bradley Cooper has never believed he's sexy
The actor topped People Magazine's list of the hottest stars in 2011 and he's still amused by the accolade, which provoked angry protests from Ryan's army of fans.
Oh, that was hilarious!' says Bradley, 38.
I called my agent and said, "Ryan Gosling must have said no."'
Bradley, who is rumoured to be dating British model Suki Waterhouse, admits he was never considered sexy in the early days of his career.
When I started acting at 25, the feedback was never, "Oh, he's too good-looking" or anything like that,' the Hangover star tells The Ticket.
So I've never been plagued with it. It would be nice, but it's never happened.'
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