Monday, August 10, 2015
RECORD BREAKING IDRIS ELBA IS THE FIRST EVER SOLO MAN TO COVER MAXIM MAGAZINE
Most men would be ecstatic to break a world record in a lifetime. Idris Elba just broke his second in less than three months. The 42-year-old has become the first ever male to appear solo on the cover of Maxim Magazine 'We've never in US Maxim history had a man on the cover solo,' editor-in-chief Kate Lanphear told Racked on Tuesday. 'This is the very first time, and there was no one else in the world more badass than Idris.' Although men have appeared on flip covers and have also starred alongside women throughout the mag's 20 year history, a guy has never appeared on his own until this September's issue. Under the fitting headline 'Man Up', it describes its cover star as an 'actor, musician, racecar driver and all-around badass'. The man himself looks smoldering in a heavy black and grey animal-print jacket, which matches his trademark salt and pepper beard. 'For me, he was really the perfect embodiment of what I think the new Maximman is,' Lanphear continued. 'He's multi-dimensional, he's complex, he's sophisticated, but he's down to earth.