When Julia Roberts was told that she had been picked as the winner, she told PEOPLE’s editor-in-chief Jess Cagle in this week’s cover story, that she was flattered.
Roberts is now ahead of her close pal, George Clooney, who has been PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive twice.
Robert joked that she was going to rub the feat on Clooney's face in her Christmas card. She said:
“I’m going to mention that in my Christmas card to the Clooneys this year.”