Idris Elba just made history as the first man to cover Maxim solo for the magazine’s September issue. Notorious for showcasing scantily clad women, it appears the mag chose to go a different route this time around. And we’re not mad at it.
On the cover, the 42-year-old actor’s slightly gray beard makes him quite the silver fox. Plus, his lustful gaze might make you feel like he’s staring straight into your soul. Maxim Editor-In-Chief Kate Lanphear says Idris was an obvious choice for the first male cover.
“There was no one else in the world more badass than Idris. For me, he was really the perfect embodiment of what I think the new Maxim man is. He’s multi-dimensional, he’s complex, he’s sophisticated, but he’s down to earth,” she said.
For more, pick up Maxim‘s September issue on newsstands.