“He’s sexy, he’s alive,” Kimmel said, as Jordan was given a mirror so he could look at himself.Ahead of the big reveal, Kimmel had fans call in to ask ‘Yes or No’ questions about who he might be – and one person guessed correctly.
Jordan told the magazine in a Friday issue that the honor is a “cool feeling.”
“You know, everyone’s always made that joke, like ‘Mike, that’s the one thing you probably won’t get,’ he said. “But it’s a good club to be a part of. “
Other recent winners include John Legend, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and David Beckham.
Jordan is the 35th celebrity to receive the honor since the annual campaign began in 1985, when Mel Gibson received the title, notes ETOnline. He was 29 years old. Others who made the cover included Johnny Depp in 2003 and 2009, George Clooney in 1997 and 2006, Brad Pitt in 1995 and 2000.
Jordan, 33, said the women in his family were “definitely proud of this one.” He thanks his whole family for supporting him over the years.
“When my grandmother was alive it was something she collected, and my mom naturally reads it a lot and so do my aunts,” Jordan said. “This is the one for which they will certainly have a special place. ”
Jordan’s steady rise has resulted in strong television performances in “The Wire” and “Friday Night Lights” series. He made his mark in the film as the victim of the Oscar Grant police shooting in “Fruitvale Station”, boxer Adonis Creed in the “Rocky” “Creed” and “Creed II” sequels with his stellar work as that Erik Killmonger in the record for “Black Panthère. ”
Along with his acting efforts, Jordan has championed change behind the scenes in Hollywood. He launched his own production company, Outlier Society Productions, which was among the first to embrace the inclusion jumper, embracing a promise to seek out diverse cast and crew.
Jordan has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement and has voted on early voter registration for this year’s elections.
“I think there is a time and place for everything,” he told People. “I chose my moments to have the most impact. We can all take action – big or small – to help create the change we want to see. ”
In 10 years, Jordan hopes to direct and produce more than taking on acting roles.
“I’m only growing up, whatever my next step,” said the actor, who will play a former CIA agent turned Navy SEAL in Tom Clancy’s “Without Remorse.” “I hope a family by then I’ll throw this out into the universe. I want to make an impact all over the world and not just through the roles I play. “