Henry Cavill has topped the latest poll by Glamour magazine to determine the '100 Sexiest Men Alive.' The Man of Steel actor took the top spot from four-time winner of the accolade Robert Pattinson, who after four consecutive years of being declared the world's biggest hunk, fell down to number two this year.

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill is apparently the sexiest man alive

The Twilight-star has long been a favourite for the magazine when compiling their yearly list of sexiest men, but this year the spandex-wearing DC superhero Cavill proved too dashing to ignore, as he leaped to the top spot. Cavill was chosen as the sexiest man alive by the magazine on the back of his successful turn as Superman in the blockbuster Man of Steel, with his chiselled abs and facial features probably going some way towards securing his spot at the top of the poll too.

He may have finally been ousted from the top spot, but hopefully Pattinson isn't hurting too bad from failing to win five consecutive titles dedicated to his sexiness. After all, how bad can it be being the second sexiest man in the world?

Robert Pattinson
Coming in second can't be too bad now can it?

Next page: the rest of the top five and some notable omissions