Texomans on Blake Shelton being named People's Sexiest Man Alive

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) - Texoma native and Country music star Blake Shelton was named this year's "Sexiest Man Alive" by 'People' magazine.

Fans in his hometown of Tishomingo were far from surprised.

"Well who else would they get," Sharon Davies asked.

"Oh very well deserved, no doubt" Larry Bookout said.

"I thought it was a great choice," Claudia Walker said.

Shelton tells 'People' it was his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, who convinced him to accept the award.

Shelton, who told 'People' he has been ugly all his life, now proudly flaunts the title with a little humor on Twitter.

He also says he is more excited to show off the award to co-star and a former Sexiest Man Alive winner Adam Levine.

"Sexy is not all about your body," Davies said, "it's your great personality and he's a great loving, wholesome, person."

In the article Shelton even reveals his diet secrets saying he enjoys eating jalapeno poppers from the Sonic just down the street from Ole Red in Tishomingo.

And locals tell us his sense of humor is just one of things they love most about Shelton.

"He is genuine - he is what he is and he says it the way that he feels it and you've got to respect that," Barbara King said.

"I like his personality, I like his smile, he's witty," Larry Bookout said "I don't know if it's staged or not but he's very entertaining to listen to."

The announcement was not the only success Shelton had this week, his album Texoma Shore, also hit number one the billboard country album chart.

Folks here tell us he brings the right kind of attention to Texoma.

"I just love him, I mean he's just great ... great for Oklahoma, great for Tishomingo," Davies said, "he has done a lot."

"I've never been to Tishomingo and I've lived in Oklahoma all my life, so it brought me here, " Claudia Walker said.

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