Shin Lim Named One of 2018’s “Sexiest Men Alive” By ‘People’ Magazine
Looks like “America’s Got Talent Season 13 Champion” isn’t the only prestigious title card magician Shin Lim has earned this year; he has now been named one of People magazine’s “32 Sexiest Men Alive”!
The annual “Sexiest Man Alive” edition of People has been a long-standing tradition for the magazine, and finding out who made the cut has become a highly-anticipated event every year. At this point, they basically set the bar for certifiably-desirable men. If People says you’re sexy, you’re sexy, and the world just has to accept it. (Or not. It’s really just for fun, after all.)
Shin has gathered quite the following of admirers these past few months during and after his time on America’s Got Talent (but after seeing his frequent winks and mysterious glances at the camera during his performances, does that really come as a surprise? And we do know he’s good with his hands…) Many fans on social media frequently geeked out over him and expressed disappointment about his engagement to fiancee Casey Thomas. (She certainly is a lucky woman, and now she can say she’s about to marry one of the “certified” Sexiest Men Alive!)
But despite the fiancee and the fangirls, I don’t think anyone ever found Shin Lim sexier than AGT host Tyra Banks, who frequently went out of her way to mention how hot he was over the course of the season. Even after he won she declared him “the sexiest magician on the planet” as he was being lifted into the metaphorical AGT-heavens by runner-up act Zurcaroh. Truly an iconic way for a reality show winner to be honored.
While Shin didn’t quite crack the coveted spot on the front cover (that honor went to actor Idris Elba) he’ll have a photo and small blurb in the issue. He celebrated the news on his Instagram, sharing a picture of his section in the publication (which will be in the November 19 issue of the magazine) and a montage of all the times Tyra and the AGT judges commented on his sex appeal. (And yes,the notorious “sexiest magician” quote from Tyra was included.)
All we have to ask now is if Shin was the only illusion performer to make the list…does that automatically make him the sexiest magician alive?
You’ll soon be able to catch Shin as “The Manipulator” in The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays on Broadway (an amazing magic show which I’m sure will also include a nod to his sex appeal, seeing as the Illusionists productions love to present their performers like glamorous rock-stars at a big concert – something I definitely can’t complain about). The show starts November 23 and runs through the month of December, but if you can’t make it to New York, you may be in luck: it’s looking very likely that Shin will participate in the upcoming AGT spin-off America’s Got Talent: The Champions this winter on NBC.