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Fact Check: Patrick Dempsey’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Title in 2023 – Separating Fact from Fiction

In the domain of Hollywood heartthrobs and enamoring personas, Patrick Dempsey has long held an exceptional spot.

His portrayal of the charming neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd, popular as “McDreamy,” in the long-running medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” established his status as a sex symbol, capturing audiences with his remarkable charisma and evident good looks. 

Recently, People magazine has named Dempsey the “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2023, igniting both fervor and suspicion among fans. Let’s dive into current realities and uncover the reality behind this enrapturing announcement.

The Claim

Patrick Dempsey is honored with the title of the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2023, by People magazine. 

The Ruling


The claim that Patrick Dempsey is the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2023 by People magazine is True, as indicated by the official media outlets and People magazine itself.  


Patrick Dempsey was officially named People magazine’s 2023 Sexiest Man Alive on November 7, 2023. It was done through a selection process that involved a panel of editors and celebrity experts.

The announcement was made during a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where Dempsey appeared via hologram.


People Magazine: People Magazine has officially announced their ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2023. The magazine is said to feature him on its cover page, probably in the first week of through mid-December.

News Articles: Numerous reputable and reliable media outlets such as The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Guardian have confirmed the claim.

Video Evidence: There is a video going viral from Jimmy Kimmel Live! That confirms the claim of Patrick Dempsey being selected as People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2023.   


In the most awaited announcement, Jimmy Kimmel revealed on his show’s Tuesday episode that the coveted title of People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2023 belongs to the one and only Patrick Dempsey.

Dempsey is one the most charismatic actors who has captivated a bunch of audience by depicting the role of Dr. Derek Shepherd or ‘McDreamy.’

Patrick Dempsey's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

Dempsey takes over the title from last year’s honoree, actor Chris Evans, known for his depiction of Captain America in the Marvel Charismatic Universe.

The current year’s announcement marks a significant achievement for Dempsey, who has been a lasting contender for the title and has an undeniable charm and good looks.

I’m Happy it is happening: Patrick Dempsey

The 57-year-old actor expressed his gratitude for being named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, expressing that he was happy it was happening at this point in his life.

He acknowledged that the recognition was satisfying and gave his personality a boost, yet he also emphasized the significance of using the platform for positive purposes.

A few other names were also on the list

Rumors swirled about who might be crowned People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2023, with names like Harry Styles, Timothée Chalamet, The Golden Bachelor, and even “Taylor Swift’s boyfriend” Travis Kelce.

However, Jimmy Kimmel provided a key clue during his show, revealing that the title would go to somebody who featured in one of the most popular television series ever. Naturally, someone guessed if it was a “Game of Thrones” actor, but Kimmel had another hint: “Played a doctor.”


Patrick Dempsey’s selection as People’s Sexiest Man Alive is a merited recognition of his talent, charm, and good looks.

His portrayal of Dr. Derek Shepherd in “Grey’s Anatomy” made him a prominent personality, and his undeniable charisma and appeal have captivated audiences for years.

Dempsey’s choice of Sexiest Man Alive is a testament to his enduring fame and his status as a Hollywood heartthrob.


  • Patrick Dempsey named People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2023 (usatoday.com)
  • Pop Base on X: "People has named Patrick Dempsey the Sexiest Man Alive of 2023. https://t.co/IJX8M5lQfy" / X (twitter.com)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live on X: ".@PatrickDempsey on FINALLY being crowned the #SexiestManAlive! @People https://t.co/FF5bx2p9D9" / X (twitter.com)
  • Patrick Dempsey named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine | 790 KGMI
  • Patrick Dempsey named People magazine's 'sexiest man alive' | Reuters

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