idris elba*Actor Idris Elba has taken the title of most sexiest man in the eyes of black women.

Let’s just be honest, he already took the title from Denzel Washington.


Our partner site, Essence, has recently taken the time to create a list of why he is irresistible.

He came up with 12 of them. Here are two of them:

1. He’s Confident

Confidence and high self-esteem are sexy, no question. In six studies from the Evolutionary Psychology journal, men with ostensibly higher levels of self-esteem were rated as more attractive and as more desirable relationship partners than those with lower levels of self-esteem.

2. He’s Good At His Job

In all of his hit roles, from playing a drug lord on The Wire to a detective on the hit BBC series Luther, he always appears to be very competent at his work. Success at your job, whatever it is, conveys you have the skills to “get things done,” and an achiever means a winner.

Read more at Essence.