11/14/2012 10:12 am ET Updated Nov 14, 2012

Matt Lauer, Willie Geist Make People Magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive' Issue (VIDEO)

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Matt Lauer and Willie Geist received quite the honor on Wednesday.

The "Today" show hosts were included in People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" issue. The magazine awarded the top prize to Channing Tatum, naming the "Magic Mike" star the sexiest man alive.

People's Julie Jordan said Lauer made the list because of his "salt and pepper look," and appeared on the magazine's "50 Shades Of Grey" page. "And Willie, well this is just sex appeal right here."

Geist jokingly referred to his inclusion as "a clerical error."

Lauer and Geist were not the only NBC broadcasters to make the list. People magazine included Tom Brokaw on its "United States of Sexy" list, labeling him the sexiest man from South Dakota. A South Dakota native, Brokaw also attended college at the University of South Dakota. His great grandfather founded the town of Bristol.



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