*We already knew this, but the mainstream is finally recognizing that Idris Elba is one of the sexiest men alive. The British-born actor made the list alongside other Brits like David Beckham and Simon Cowell.

Elba is featured in the latest Sexiest Man Alive issue of People Magazine, but he didn’t get the top spot (like we were hoping).

“The Hangover’s” Bradley Cooper topped the list, but Idris Elba isn’t salty about it. He knows he’s sexy.

The actor told the magazine that his greatest asset is his pearly whites.

“Women love when I smile,” Elba said. ‘They’re always saying: ‘You should smile more’. So, if I’m trying to get the attention of a certain young lady, I’ll turn on the smile.”