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11/05/2012 06:09 pm ET

Channing Tatum 'Sexiest Man Alive': Actor To Be Named People's 2012 'Sexiest Man Alive' (REPORT)

FILE - This file photo released by Warner Bros. shows, from left, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Channing Tatum, and Matt Bomer
FILE - This file photo released by Warner Bros. shows, from left, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Channing Tatum, and Matt Bomer in a scene from "Magic Mike." Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer play firemen, cops and other exaggerated versions of hyper-masculine characters in the Steven Soderbergh film, and they say preparing for their parts and performing nearly nude for the dozens of female extras who populated the fake Club Xquisite gave the actors insight into women's grooming, undergarments and approach to carnal fantasy. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Claudette Barius, File)

Channing Tatum knows how to take it off, but is he really the sexiest man alive?

People magazine reportedly think so.

Gossip Cop has it on good authority that Tatum, 32, will be announced as the "Sexiest Man Alive" on Nov. 14 -- but the magazine is keeping mum for now.

“We never comment on who the Sexiest Man Alive is until the issue is revealed," a rep for People told the website.

It's a title that while flattering comes with inherent controversy. Last year Ryan Gosling fans actually protested outside of People's headquarters in New York, because they were upset that Bradley Cooper was the magazine's 2011 pick.

Cooper recently nominated Richard Gere to succeed him in 2012, but it doesn't seem like that's going to happen.

Here at HuffPost Celebrity, we've been conducting our own poll to determine the real "Sexiest Man Alive," and we're a little surprised with People's reported choice, since Tatum didn't even make our list.

Currently, "The Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder is winning our poll, with none other than Justin Bieber in a close second.

Will there be protests when People magazine officially unveils its cover next week? Only time will tell.

Check out HuffPost Celebrity's 2012 picks for "Sexiest Man Alive":

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