Earlier this month PEOPLE shared their annual choice of who they think is the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’, and although we highly respect their pick, we decided to show y’all another person who is also deserving of this title.

Russell Wilson is the shade room's sexiest man
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We chose Russell Wilson as he effortlessly embodies all the qualities young black men should aspire to posses. We can choose a plethora of men who are physically attractive and don’t have much else to offer. Russell Wilson on the other hand, has more to offer than just his good looks.

We compiled a slide of reasons why we chose Russell Wilson to hold this title, including being a successful black man who basks in the light of being the epitome of a REAL man.

He is a God fearing man:

 

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I Thank You Lord! 🙏🏾

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He takes care of his non-biological son like his own and doesn’t miss a beat:

He’s an active father as he guides, supports and teaches his kids—whether it’s on the field, or in ballet class!

 

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We back at it… #DaddyDaughterTime #Ballet 🕺🏾💃🏽

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He SHOWS his love and support for his wife so much so, it’s got y’all begging for the “prayer”:

 

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Year 3. Happy Anniversary Babylove. @Ciara

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Can’t go wrong with a man who loves, respects, and takes care of his mother!

He staayysss at the children’s hospital giving back to, and interacting with the kids!

 

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Serina and Ross it was a joy for @Ciara and I to spend time together. We are praying for you! #WhyNotYou

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He’s currently the highest paid player in the NFL. Tuh!

 

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WINNING is the Only Option. 📸: @West2EastEmpire ‘s one & only @DanieljMogg

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Russell Wilson: A successful black man, a husband, a father, a son and man of God!

Let us know if you agree, or who you think is the Sexiest Man Alive!