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Neil Patrick Harris set to be People's first ever gay 'Sexiest Man Alive'?

2014-11-14
HarrisNeil Patrick Harris is being tipped to be named People Magazine's first ever gay "Sexiest Man Alive". Harris is reportedly battling it out with Parks & Recreation actor Chris Pratt to top the US magazine's annual "Sexiest Man Alive" list, which will be published next week. “People has never had an openly gay Sexiest Man before. It would certainly make news and generate buzz for the magazine,” an insider told New York Daily News. “Plus, Neil is going to be hosting the Oscars. He’s in Gone Girl, he was just on Broadway. He’s also happily married with kids. He is having an amazing year," added the insider. People's Editorial Director Jess Cagle has dismissed the speculation, however, saying the list still hasn't been finalised. “Chris Pratt and Neil Patrick Harris are both amazing and sexy, and I would be proud to have either of them on the cover of People. But I don't want to comment on the selection or contenders for Sexiest Man Alive. It’s a sacred thing and you'll just have to wait 'til next week to find out who it is.” Previous winners of the coveted title include Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck and 2013's winner, Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine. Meanwhile, Neil Patrick Harris recently revealed that Ben Affleck isn't the only one to go full-frontal in Gone Girl – find out more here. More stories: In pictures: ‘Eastenders’ cast strip off for charity calendar Bette Midler wants Disney to make ‘Hocus Pocus 2′