Bradley Cooper Crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive 2011

“My mother is going to be so happy,” “Hangover” actor says of honor, in further bid for Sexiest Mama's Boy

"The Hangover" star Bradley Cooper should probably stock up on aspirin, because has a reason to celebrate tonight: People magazine has crowned the 37-year-old actor the Sexiest Man Alive for 2011.

Cooper inherits the cherished title from last year's recipient, Ryan Reynolds.

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The actor put himself in contention for the Humblest Hottie Alive 2011 as well, opining, "I think it's really cool that a guy who doesn't look like a model can have this [title]. Sometimes I can look great, and other times I look horrifying."

As for his initial reaction when he was told of the honor?

"First thing I thought was, 'My mother is going to be so happy."

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Awww … is this guy a basket full of puppies and rainbows, or what?

Cooper's upcoming projects include the David O. Russell-directed comedy "The Silver Linings Playbook" and the crime drama "The Place Beyond the Pines," co-starring Ryan Gosling.