July 17, 2014 2:57 pm

Tom Daley voted ‘Sexiest Man’ for 2nd year by ‘Attitude’ readers

Diver Tom Daley appears on the cover of the new issue of Britain's 'Attitude' magazine.

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TORONTO — Olympic diver Tom Daley has been voted the year’s sexiest man in the world by readers of Britain’s Attitude magazine — for the second year in a row.

The 20-year-old medal winner, who came out as gay late last year, said the honour “means the world.”

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Daley told Attitude he hopes his decision to talk publicly about his sexuality “helped anyone going through something similar.”

He added: “I don’t think it should be news. But I also understand that it is still news. We live in a society that is far more accepting than it was five or 10 years ago, but we’ve still got a way to go before people no longer assume you’re in a heterosexual relationship.”

Daley, who has been dating 40-year-old Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black since last year, told the magazine “at some point I would love to marry and have kids.”

The top 10 in Attitude‘s Hot 100 poll includes actor Zac Efron, soccer star David Beckham and One Direction singer Zayn Malik.

GALLERY: Take a look at Attitude‘s two-time World’s Sexiest Man. All photos by Getty Images

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