How the "Sexiest Man Alive" Is Selected

Aired on 11/10/1997 | CC tv-pg
Picking the sexiest man on the planet is a "high-toned" conversation, People magazine executive editor Susan Toepfer joked on a 1997 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Although it's true that a lot of it comes down to whether someone is "hot," Susan told Oprah, they weren't simply looking for eye candy. Here, the editor speaks candidly about trying to find the right balance of character and raw sex appeal.