‘Sexiest Man Alive’

Channing Tatum Named 'Sexiest Man Alive'
Channing Tatum Named 'Sexiest Man Alive'
(CBS NEWS) - Channing Tatum rocked the "Magic Mike" stage earlier this year, and now he's been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive of 2012.

The 32-year-old actor said he couldn't believe the news.

"My first thought was, 'Y'all are messing with me,'" he said, noting that he immediately told his wife, actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum.

Tatum said, "She was like, 'What?'"

"Yeah, she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now," he added.

Tatum graces the cover of this week's People, which hits newsstands on Friday. In the interview, he opens up about starting a family soon.

"I'm ready; I think she's ready," Tatum said about his wife, whom he married in 2009. "The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we'll see where we go after that."

Meanwhile, Tatum is currently getting in shape to portray an Olympian in the upcoming film, "Foxcatcher."

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Channing Tatum Named 'Sexiest Man Alive'
Channing Tatum Named 'Sexiest Man Alive'
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 03: Actor Channing Tatum arrives at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on June 3, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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Channing Tatum in the upcoming "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (credit: Paramount Pictures)
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Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike" (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
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Channing Tatum and friends in "Magic Mike" (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
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Channing Tatum and friends in "Magic Mike" (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
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Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike" (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
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Channing Tatum and friends in "Magic Mike" (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "21 Jump Street" - Red Carpet
Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "21 Jump Street" - Red Carpet
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 13: Actor Channing Tatum arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "21 Jump Street" at the Grauman's Chinese Theater on March 13. 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum in "21 Jump Street" (credit: Columbia Pictures)
G.I. Joe The Rise Of The Cobra - Press Conference
G.I. Joe The Rise Of The Cobra - Press Conference
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20: Actor Channing Tatum arrives at a press conference for 'G.I. Joe The Rise Of The Cobra' at Simmer On The Bay on July 20, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
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Channing Tatum in "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra" (credit: Paramount Pictures)
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Channing Tatum in "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra" (credit: Paramount Pictures)
AAFES Hosts A Special Screening Of "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra"
AAFES Hosts A Special Screening Of "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra"
CAMP SPRINGS, MD - JULY 31: Actor Channing Tatum (L) shakes a hand of a U.S. soldier during a special screening of "G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA" at Andrews Air Force Base on July 31, 2009 in Camp Springs, Maryland. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Channing Tatum Named 'Sexiest Man Alive'
Channing Tatum Named 'Sexiest Man Alive'
NEW YORK - AUGUST 04: Actor Channing Tatum with his GI Joe character toy during a visit to fuse's "No. 1 Countdown" at fuse Studios on August 4, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Rachel McAdams & Channing Tatum in "The Vow" (credit: Screen Gems)
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Rachel McAdams & Channing Tatum in "The Vow" (credit: Screen Gems)
Channing Tatum at The Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "The Vow"
Channing Tatum Named 'Sexiest Man Alive'
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Actor Channing Tatum attends the Premiere of Sony Pictures' "The Vow" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 6, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Channing Tatum at The Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "The Vow"
Channing Tatum at the "Haywire" Panel - Comic-Con 2011
Channing Tatum Named 'Sexiest Man Alive'
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actor Channing Tatum speaks at "Haywire" Panel during Comic-Con 2011 on July 22, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Channing Tatum at the "Haywire" Panel - Comic-Con 2011
Channing Tatum at the After Party of Relativity Media's "Haywire" Premiere Co-Hosted By Playboy
Channing Tatum Named 'Sexiest Man Alive'
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Actor Channing Tatum attends Relativity Media's premiere of "Haywire" after party co-hosted by Playboy held at DGA Theater on January 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
Channing Tatum at the After Party of Relativity Media's "Haywire" Premiere Co-Hosted By Playboy
Channing Tatum at the "Dear John" Fort Bragg Premiere
Channing Tatum Named 'Sexiest Man Alive'
FORT BRAGG, NC - JANUARY 23: Channing Tatum attends the "Dear John" Fort Bragg Premiere at Fort Bragg's York Theater on January 23, 2010 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)
Channing Tatum at the "Dear John" Fort Bragg Premiere
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Amanda Seyfried & Channing Tatum in "Dear John" (credit: Screen Gems/Sony)
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Amanda Seyfried & Channing Tatum in "Dear John" (credit: Screen Gems/Sony)
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Channing Tatum in "Dear John" (credit: Screen Gems/Sony)
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Channing Tatum in "Dear John" (credit: Screen Gems/Sony)
Channing Tatum Promotes His New Film 'Fighting'
Channing Tatum Promotes His New Film 'Fighting'
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Actor Channing Tatum arrives at the Hilton Courthouse Hotel to introduce a screening for his new film 'Fighting' on May 7, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Universal)
Channing Tatum Promotes His New Film 'Fighting'
Channing Tatum Promotes His New Film 'Fighting'
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Actor Channing Tatum arrives at the Hilton Courthouse Hotel to introduce a screening for his new film 'Fighting' on May 7, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Universal)
Rogue Pictures Presents "Fighting" New York Premiere
Rogue Pictures Presents "Fighting" New York Premiere
NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Actor Channing Tatum attends the premiere of "Fighting" at the Regal Union Square Stadium 14 on April 20, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
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Channing Tatum in "Coach Carter" (credit: Paramount Pictures)

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