(LOS ANGELES) --Jimmy Kimmel welcomed People's newly-crowned Sexiest Man Alive, Adam Levine, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night.
Explaining he felt the Maroon 5 frontman had an "unfair" advantage -- "the guy spends his whole week sitting next to Cee Lo, who looks like a Cadbury Egg" -- Kimmel nonetheless presented Levine with a Sexiest Man Alive trophy.
The trophy looked like a vanity mirror, and Levine himself was unveiled reclining regally on a white couch and ottoman. He accepted the honor with tongue firmly in stubbly cheek.
"It's a tremendous honor...A lot of people kind of trivialize this sort of thing, they say it's shallow, they think it's just a silly media stunt used to sell magazines to perpetuate the image of Hollywood being based on looks. And that's totally true: it is, but I'm completely cool with that," he said.
Levine thanked a list of people he said are responsible for his sexiness.
"First and foremost, my mother and father, both incredibly sexy," he deadpanned. "Especially my dad, thanks man."
Levine also thanked his friends for constantly telling him how good he looks, and also Ryan Gosling. "Thank you for turning this down constantly," he said of the actor. "That really helped."
Meanwhile, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Levine's friend and fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton ribbed his pal with Jay Leno's help.
The talk show host asked, "When you sit next to him, do you find yourself getting aroused? I mean is it kinda of...awkward?" Shelton admitted, "He's got some feminine qualities about him."
Leno then joked that Shelton shouldn't feel bad and said 10 years ago the singer was the Sexiest Man Alive for Oklahoma Manure and Grain magazine. Shelton insists his mother's gullible enough to fall for the fake magazine.
"When I get home she's gonna be like, You didn't tell me about that [magazine]! I wanna frame that one!" Shelton said.
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