Elba, who found fame as drug kingpin Russell "Stringer" Bell in HBO's acclaimed crime drama "The Wire", told People his new status was "a nice surprise" and "an ego boost for sure".
The Luther star has been handed the annual honour - which previous year went to country singer Blake Shelton - by the USA publication and he admitted that it was an "ego boost" to receive the news.
He added: "I was very tall and skinny".
His most retweeted tweet so far was a cheeky closeup photo of his face with a filter in which he wrote, "My name's Elba, Idris Elba".
Steelers can place transition tag on RB Le'Veon Bell
The Steelers have had an ongoing drama with Le'Veon Bell that has dragged on for the past couple of years. Conner has rushed for 706 yards and nine touchdowns and added 38 receptions for 379 yards and one score.
Though he was an athlete at his all-boys school in London, playing first-string football, basketball, cricket, hockey and rugby, the actor insists he went through an awkward phase first. "Really?'" the actor tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.
He shared an image on Instagram with the caption: "Who'd have thought it!"
"Thank you [People] and all the fans for naming me [Sexiest Man Alive]..." What's even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. "Your vote can make a difference!" he said. I got picked on a little bit, ' he continued to the publication. But again, as soon as I could grow a moustache, I was the coolest kid on the block.
Elba was among the favourites to take over Daniel Craig as James Bond before ruling himself out earlier this year, telling Sky News he was "having a laugh" over the rumours.
He is also planning a wedding with his fiancee Sabrina Dhowre. "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers".
Still, he's struggled to find ways to invest a swelling cash pile that has surpassed $100 billion each of the past five quarters. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. owns more than 90 companies , including the railroad and clothing, furniture and jewelry businesses.
It could have been worse, Ryan [Moore] could have taken a fall off him, someone could have been seriously injured". It tarnished a thrilling win by Cross Counter , who saluted ahead of Marmelo and A Prince Of Arran.
And it's this huge altering of history that has many up in arms about the accuracy of Bohemian Rhapsody . Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton , about rap legends NWA, which made $201 million in all, in 2015.
The question remains, though, will those ZenFone 6 models sport different designs, or will ASUS stick to one. On the bottom, the handset has a speaker grill, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The government allows 200 Commonwealth citizens who have not lived in Britain for five years to apply, a rule introduced in 2016. It meant to encourage more people from different backgrounds, genders, sexualities and faiths to join up.
STAR MAN - He may've expected a quiet afternoon prior to kick off, however it proved to be quite the opposite for Sergio Reguilon. Marco Asensio stood as the only bright spark amongst the starting trident with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale failing to impress.
The South Korean tech giant is among a handful of firms which have flagged that foldable phones will be coming to market soon. In fact for Samsung, the focus has been more on including features that would help user get the most of the foldable screen.
The Bears gained a total of only 190 yards of offense, and committed a lot of team's 14 penalties on the afternoon. He did add before the segment ended that "all that goes down, must come back up".
Vikings set franchise record with 10 sacks vs. Lions
Leading the sack parade were defensive end Danielle Hunter , who had 3 1/2, and defensive tackle Tom Johnson , who had 2 1/2. Hunter also had a 32-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown that gave Minnesota a 24-6 lead midway through the fourth quarter.
Dolphins S Jones removed himself from win over Jets
One thing is certain, the Jets have a lot of questions to answer in the final eight weeks of the season. Because you start pointing fingers at us that we aren't doing good enough - you didn't do good enough.
15 dead, 44 injured in horror highway pile-up
The Gansu provincial authorities demanded examination on unsafe sections of expressways across the province. Pictured: The aftermath of a highway accident in Lanzhou, in northwestern China's Gansu province.
Harvick earns title shot with Texas win
He cleared Blaney on the first restart but lost the lead on the second one and had to track Blaney down to take the lead back. NASCAR later said it erred in penalizing Johnson at the start of the race because his auto passed inspection the third time.
Klopp Considering Dropping Shaqiri From Belgrade Visit
We want the focus to be on a great game of football, free from anything else. "We need to cool the situation down. They are one of the main contenders to win the Champions League; the team is made to attack for the title.
BHP forced to derail runaway train
BHP has been contacted for comment. 'We are working with the appropriate authorities to investigate the situation, ' she said. The resource giant has suspended all train operations in the Pilbara region while an investigation is underway.
Trump's national attention turns to state races
Trump has delivered a very different closing argument, railing against Latin American immigrants seeking asylum at the USA border. The US midterm elections on 6 November will decide who controls US Congress plum in the middle of the Donald Trump presidency.
Rose pulls ahead in Turkish Open defence
Willett jumped to ninth in the world in winning at Augusta National but teed-up this week in Turkey having slumped to 322. Also tied for second is England's former Masters champion Danny Willett (65) along with his compatriot Tom Lewis (63).
Rumor: Blizzard almost announced Diablo 4 at BlizzCon
For most of the weekend, Diablo fans raged online as a result, expressing their anger on YouTube and various forums. While we wait for more confirmed Diablo news , check out all of the news and trailers we saw at BlizzCon 2018 .
'Flash' Donaire rules WBA bantamweight
A freak injury handed Ryan Burnett the first loss of his professional career and cost him his WBA Bantamweight title as his suffered a fourth round TKO against Nonito Donaire.