Photos: People names Sexiest Man Alive

People magazine has named Chris Hemsworth the "Sexiest Man Alive" of 2014, cheering the Australian actor's rise as hammer-wielding, bone fide hunk in the "Thor" films.

Hemsworth, who also starred as Formula One racer James Hunt in the Ron Howard-directed "Rush" and the "Star Trek" reboots, was unveiled as the winner on Tuesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Look through the gallery to see past Sexiest Man winners as well as women who have won People's "World's Most Beautiful Woman."