Gwen Stefani Just Epically Pranked Boyfriend Blake Shelton Using John Legend’s Face

John Legend was recently named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive and while many fans have had their own thoughts on that, Legend’s fellow The Voice coaches are definitely here for it. Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Kelly Clarkson have been nothing but supportive of Legend’s latest honor, but that hasn’t stopped them from having a lot of fun with it. Keep reading to learn how fans reacted to Legend being named Sexiest Man Alive, how Gwen Stefani pranked Blake Shelton (a former Sexiest Man Alive), and how The Voice coaches have been teasing Legend.

What do people think about John Legend being named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’?

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Every year, fans look forward to seeing which celebrity People magazine names the Sexiest Man Alive. Over the years, that prestigious circle of winners has included people like Adam Levine, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, and Brad Pitt. Last year, Idris Elba won top honors, but no one could have anticipated the 2019 Sexiest Man Alive. 

John Legend, the EGOT-winning artist who is married to Chrissy Teigen, was crowned Sexiest Man Alive in mid-November. Legend’s wife, Teigen, gave him several funny social media shoutouts but a lot of people found People‘s choice very left-field.

While most fans stated that they like Legend, they can’t really picture him as the “sexy” type and some others said that they just find Legend “annoying” and speculated that the publication just chose Legend in order to try and sell more magazines because he is in the headlines often. Still, Legend’s fellow The Voice coaches clearly had a great time with Legend’s new title. 

Gwen Stefani pranked Blake Shelton with John Legend’s face

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani | Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Shortly after Legend was named Sexiest Man Alive, Stefani, one of The Voice judges, decided to prank her longtime boyfriend: Shelton.

Shelton was named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2017, so Stefani figured that she would have a little bit of fun. She blew up a picture of Legend’s People cover and posted it on the door of Shelton’s trailer. She shared the whole prank to her Instagram, laughingly telling her boyfriend: “I’m sorry, Blake.” 

In another video, Stefani walked up to Legend during the filming of The Voice, and excitedly said: “It’s the Sexiest Man Alive! It’s the Sexiest Man Alive!” Legend definitely seemed to be taking the good-natured joking in stride, smiling and playing along.

What does Blake Shelton have to say about John Legend?

Far from being upset, Shelton seemed amused and proud of Legend’s new title. He even claimed that he took Legend “under his wing” and taught him everything he knows about being sexy, including how to “pull his jacket over to cover his gut.” In another video that Stefani shared on social media, Legend acknowledged that he “learned it from Blake.”

Shelton certainly isn’t a stranger to the controversy surrounding being named the Sexiest Man Alive. After he was named Sexiest Man Alive in 2017, fans took to social media to claim that the magazine must be “running out of people.”

Dozens of people responded to Shelton’s title by stating that he’s not even close to being the Sexiest Man Alive. Shelton didn’t seem bothered by the backlash and even responded to some of the comments by creating a hashtag, “#DontHateMeBecauseImBeautiful.” 

Ultimately, Legend seems to be embracing his new title with good humor and having almost as much of a good time as his fellow coaches are having. The backlash doesn’t seem to have affected him at all.