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TIME Magazineâ€™s Joel Stein just named Ryan Gosling ‘Coolest Person of the Year’…what an honor! Is is better than sexiest? Ryan probably got that title because he seems down to earth, friendly and super talented, without being cocky!
Ryan Gosling may have narrowly missed winning the title of Peopleâ€™s Sexiest Man Alive for 2011 (the honor went to â€œHangoverâ€ star Bradley Cooper), but the 31-year-old star has earned a different honor to hang his fedora on.
TIME Magazineâ€™s Joel Stein has dubbed â€œThe Ides of Marchâ€ star the 2011 Coolest Person of the Year for, among other things, his ability to be â€œtough but emotional.â€
â€œRyan Gosling, the 2011 Coolest Person of the Year, is so cool that he refused to talk to me about this honor,â€ Stein wrote. â€œFaced with this problem, other magazine franchises might back down and pick someone willing to play ball and be their publicity monkey, but the Coolest Person Committee is committed to the truth.
â€œAlso, it was getting really close to deadline, so it just seemed a lot easier to stick with Gosling,â€ he added.
The facetious honor is meant to counteract what Stein calls â€œsome real dorksâ€ TIME considered for their 2011 Person of the Year award, including Kate Middleton, Adm. William McRaven and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan.
â€œYes, [Gosling] was a Mouseketeer alongside Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake,â€ Stein wrote. â€œAnd yes, he puts on a weird Brooklyn accent even though heâ€™s from Canada. Yes, he was homeschooled and sometimes hangs out with magicians. But heâ€™s so cool, he wears all of that proudly.â€
Via Access Hollywood
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