Chrissy Teigen pokes fun at John Legend’s Sexiest Man Alive prize with former titleholder Idris Elba

She couldn’t contain her delight as her husband was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2019 earlier in the week.

But Chrissy Teigen was left speechless as she compared a geeky throwback image of her partner John Legend to an incredibly hunky snap of 2018 titleholder, Idris Elba, on Wednesday.

In a series of playful Twitter messages, the model, 33, challenged the British actor, 47, to share a throwback image after the singer, 40, humbly admitted he was ‘perplexed’ to follow in Idris’ footsteps by posting a nerdy snap of ‘1995 John’.

'I tried!' Chrissy Teigen compared a geeky throwback image of People's Sexiest Man Alive 2019 John Legend (pictured) to an incredibly hunky snap of 2018 titleholder, Idris Elba, on Wednesday

Joining in: In a series of playful Twitter messages, the model, 33, challenged the British actor, 47, to share a throwback image

‘I tried!’ Chrissy Teigen compared a geeky throwback image of People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2019 John Legend (L) to an incredibly hunky snap of 2018 titleholder, Idris Elba (R), on Wednesday

The musician rang in his new title by tweeting a matcher of himself wearing circular-framed glasses from the 90s versus the last Sexiest Man to grace the cover.

All Of Me hitmaker John added: ‘1995 John would be very perplexed to be following 2018 @IdrisElba as #SexiestManAlive. Hell, 2019 John is about as equally perplexed but thank you @People for finding me sexy. I’ll take it.’ 

In her typical cheeky fashion, Chrissy demanded the Luther star to share a photo of himself from the same year, which she insisted would be ‘still very hot’.

Joining in on the fun, the Yardie director took on the model’s challenge and uploaded a handsome image of himself, alongside the caption ‘1995-ish’. 

Proud: The Sports Illustrated star (pictured earlier this month) couldn't contain her delight as her husband was named People's Sexiest Man Alive earlier in the week

Proud: The Sports Illustrated star (pictured earlier this month) couldn’t contain her delight as her husband was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive earlier in the week

'1995 John would be very perplexed': The singer, 40, humbly admitted he was 'perplexed' to follow in Idris' footsteps by posting a nerdy snap of '1995 John'

‘1995 John would be very perplexed’: The singer, 40, humbly admitted he was ‘perplexed’ to follow in Idris’ footsteps by posting a nerdy snap of ‘1995 John’

Playful: In her typical cheeky fashion, Chrissy demanded the Luther star to share a photo of himself from the same year, which she insisted would be 'still very hot'

Playful: In her typical cheeky fashion, Chrissy demanded the Luther star to share a photo of himself from the same year, which she insisted would be ‘still very hot’

Media personality Chrissy was seemingly impressed by Idris’ snap as she responded: ‘sorry @JohnLegend, I tried!!!’.

Earlier in the week, the Sports Illustrated star penned a very cheeky response to her partner’s ‘sexiest man alive’ title.

The honey-blonde beauty joked she had ‘fulfilled my dream of having boned @people’s sexiest man alive’ as she posted her husband’s new magazine cover on Twitter hours after the honour was bestowed upon him on Tuesday. 

Her exact tweet read: ‘My secret is out. I have fulfilled my dream of having boned @people’s sexiest man alive!! an honor!!!!!’ 

What a hunk! Joining in on the fun, the Yardie director took on the model's challenge and uploaded a handsome image of himself, alongside the caption '1995-ish'

What a hunk! Joining in on the fun, the Yardie director took on the model’s challenge and uploaded a handsome image of himself, alongside the caption ‘1995-ish’

'sorry @JohnLegend, I tried!!!': Media personality Chrissy was seemingly impressed by Idris' snap

‘sorry @JohnLegend, I tried!!!’: Media personality Chrissy was seemingly impressed by Idris’ snap

Her husband told the magazine he’s ‘scared because of the pressure,’ but also thrilled to have won. 

He said: ‘I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure.

‘Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m [also] following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me!’ 

Social media sensation Chrissy later shut down a hater who said she ‘wholeheartedly disagrees’ with John’s new title.

Dashing: The You & I hitmaker looked typically handsome on the cover of People magazine

Former holder: John follows screen star Idris, who was named the 2018 Sexiest Man Alive

Next in line: John (pictured left on this year’s cover) follows screen star Idris who was named the 2018 Sexiest Man Alive (pictured right on last year’s cover)

Krystle Baker, who hosts a show called The Roundtable of Extreme Liberty, tweeted: ‘Wholeheartedly disagree. Highly doubt he could throw me over his shoulder when needed, or defend me better than I can.’

Backing the father of her children Luna, three, and Miles, 18 months, Chrissy responded: ‘can I try to throw you’. [sic]

The Ordinary People singer has taken the title from Idris, who followed country singer and Gwen Stefani‘s boyfriend Blake Shelton in 2017. 

'I have boned the sexiest man alive!': Following the announcement, the outspoken star penned a very cheeky response to the hunk's new title

‘I have boned the sexiest man alive!’: Following the announcement, the outspoken star penned a very cheeky response to the hunk’s new title

'Can I try to throw you': Social media sensation Chrissy later shut down a hater who said she 'wholeheartedly disagrees' with the accolade

‘Can I try to throw you’: Social media sensation Chrissy later shut down a hater who said she ‘wholeheartedly disagrees’ with the accolade

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