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In a victory for olds everywhere, a 38-year-old beat out a minor in a contest of cool. For the second year in a row, GQ readers voted Kanye West the most stylish man of the year, beating out 17-year-old Mormon model and relative newbie to such contests Lucky Blue Smith — but only barely.
Far from a runaway, it took major name recognition for Kanye to win the title, as well as multiple Kardashian Twitter accounts shilling for him, as one GQ editor notes:
when the whole squad wanna see u be successful pic.twitter.com/W8ceOzpkeD— Jake Woolf (@jakewoolf) December 29, 2015
Even then, however, the poll results were pretty thin, with Kanye ending up with just 53% of the votes (a decent percentage of which likely came from Kim and Khloe, who eventually got kicked out of the poll for voting too many times).
If you're closer to Kanye's age than Lucky Blue's, however, you're likely wondering who his opponent is, even. Aside from being 17, having come from a family of entirely professionally attractive people, and being named the 2015 Male Model of the Year, he also looks like this:
Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images
But because the mystery of how Kanye came to beat a human ice sculpture has been solved, the only questions that remain are a) why Jon Snow was voted more stylish than Harry "casual floral suit" Styles, and b) where the hell was John Boyega?!