Sexiest man in the world Paul Rudd insists he had an awkward phase in high school

People the latest from the magazine Sexiest Man Alive Paul Rudd has admitted that he didn’t always look this good and described himself as “clumsy” and “self-conscious” after puberty hit as a teenager.

the beloved ignorant actor, 52, spoke about his younger days in a interview with the publication and delved into old photos of herself from the 1980s.

“I’m still in an awkward phase,” Rudd joked.

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“Oh my god, puberty hit me like a Mack Truck. Suddenly my hair was really curled, my skin was breaking out, I was self-conscious like everyone else.”

“I was taking meds and my lips were drying out. It looks good, it looks really good.”

Rudd, who is from Kansas City in the US, says his salt-of-the-earth childhood helped him build character and keep him humble.

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“I thought growing up that it was good to come from a place where it wasn’t ‘cool’ to come from,” he said.

“I thought I had this realization that growing up in a city that nobody really wants to visit is good for your own character.”

Rudd joined people like George Clooney, Bradley Cooper and Idris Elba | when he was crowned the magazine’s iconic Sexiest Man Alive title on Wednesday.

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Paul Rudd and Alicia Silverstone in Clueless (Paramount Pictures)

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The actor whose career stretches back 30 years seemed surprised by the honor, as was his wife of 18 Julie, 53.

The couple share two children — Jack (17) and Darby (12) — and Rudd says he absolutely adores the “father life.”

“When I think of myself, I see myself as a husband and a father, as if I am.”,” he told People.

“I just hang out with my family when I’m not working. That’s what I love to do.”

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