Our apologies to Adam Levine (and Maroons 1 through 4), but it's time to relinquish the crown of sexiness.
Last month, the musician and "The Voice" judge was deemed the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, an honor that has been bestowed upon the likes of Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum and Jude Law in the past. Our readers (who hold the undisputed title of Sexiest Readers Alive, so they know what they're talking about) begged to disagree.
So with all due respect to People, the people have spoken.
In a reader poll, Hiddleston (most recently seen onscreen as the villainish trickster god Loki in "Thor: The Dark World") captured an overwhelming majority, garnering more than 77 percent of the vote for a resounding victory. (Confidential message to runner-up Michael Fassbender: Michael, there's no "Shame" in second place. Get it?)
Hiddleston's virtues are many, from his British accent, his easy smile, and ability to really work some facial scruff, not to mention his charming personality and killer dance moves.
Heck, we're even pretty attracted to the guy when he's wearing a helmet, white pancake makeup and greasy-looking lob (long bob, for the uninitiated) wig. See?
Don't say you disagree.
And let's talk sibling rivalries for a moment: Hiddleston delivered a whooping in the polls to his onscreen adopted brother, Chris Hemsworth, who captured just 4 percent of the vote. To add insult to injury, Hiddleston didn't even have to take off his shirt in the "Thor" movies to make it happen.
Hiddleston will next be appearing in "Muppets Most Wanted" as The Great Escapo, as well in our hearts and nightly dreams.