People – What a difference seven years can make.
In 2013, then-26-year-old actor Michael B. Jordan was featured in PEOPLE’s first annual Ones to Watch portfolio for his critically acclaimed performance in that year’s film Fruitvale Station. Now he’s been crowned 2020’s Sexiest Man Alive.
“It’s a cool feeling,” he tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “You know, everybody always made that joke, like, ‘Mike, this is the one thing you’re probably not going to get.’ But it’s a good club to be a part of.”
From chiseling his body to carry on the boxing legacy of Apollo Creed as his son, Adonis, in 2015’s Creed to portraying Black Panther’s ruthless villain Erik Killmonger in 2018, Jordan, now 33, continues to make his mark in Hollywood — and the world.