MSNBC election analyst Steve Kornacki did not gain a single electoral vote in this month’s general election, but he certainly won the election night coverage with his expert analysis, rolodex-like mind, and downright hot and nerdy good looks. It’s no wonder then that the out analyst was just selected as one of People’s Sexiest Men of 2020.
“Never before have khakis and a striped tie gotten so many hot under the (Oxford) collar,” People wrote of Kornacki. It is worth noting that the khakis in question have gone on to become a best-seller. “The MSNBC journalist's tireless coverage tracking the long post-election day vote tallying process earned him the title of 'Chartthrob' - with celebrity fans from Chrissy Teigen to Leslie Jones - and even caused a significant spike in Gap's khaki sales.”
Kornacki came in at number 13 on People’s list, which might make some viewers demand a recount. Yes, the top two celebs on the list, Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan and Captain America Chris Evans, are pretty darn sexy in their own hot and muscular ways, but can either of those two superheroes match Kornacki’s computer-like brain and expert on-air management of the touchscreen electoral map while broadcasting live to millions worldwide? Can they effortlessly pull up numbers and historical context on a moment’s notice, and explain it to the public in easily digestible laymen’s terms? Can either of those two heartthrobs make khakis. button-down Oxford shirts, and boring ties your grandfather would wear look downright sexy? We think not.
While his sexiness may not have been so honored in the past, Kornaki’s has previously received plenty of accolades for his influence and analytical skillset. He came in at number 27 on The Advocate’s 50 Most Influential LGBTQ+ People in Media for 2014, as well as one of Mediaite’s list of Rising Media Stars for the same year.
Other sexy names in People's issue include Daniel Levy, as well as Maluma and Dwayne Johnson.
Kornacki may come in at number 13 on their chart, but he’s the absolute winner in our hearts.