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George Clooney has been named the "Sexiest Man Alive" for a second time.
The 45-year-old actor was also People magazine's pick back in 1997.
According to editors, Clooney was chosen because he is gorgeous, down-to-earth, and funny.
He is also well traveled and a recent Academy Award winner.
In the issue's 21-year-history, Clooney and "Ocean's Eleven" co-star Brad Pitt are the only two men to be given the coveted honor twice.
People magazine’s "Sexiest Man Alive" issue hit newsstands Thursday.