“Chart-throb” Steve Kornacki, the out MSNBC analyst who actually steals every election, made a particularly big impression during the last election. Even the “palomino brown” Gap khakis he wore during his frenetic reports started to fly off the shelves.
The media’s sexiest geek comes in at number 13 on People‘s list of Sexiest Men of 2020, but, c’mon. Michael B. Jordan and Chris Evans may have the whole superhero thing going for them, but they’re only actors. Kornacki wins every time America casts a ballot.
MSNBC viewers were so engaged by Kornacki’s adorkable Election Night coverage that the hashtag #TrackingKornacki began trending on Twitter as he recapped the night’s returns. Other social media users dubbed him “Korsnacki,” “Map Daddy,” and “Chart-throb” while MSNBC, realizing his appeal, gave him his own “Kornacki Cam” so viewers could watch him when nothing else was happening.
Weekend TODAY co-anchor Peter Alexander called Kornacki “part political junkie, part human calculator, part Energizer Bunny,” while New York Magazine called him “the only cute thing about the election,” adding “either his butt looks especially good or we’re just slowly being driven mad by tonight, this election, and the past four years.”
Kornacki also recently revealed that his Election Night energy was fueled by adrenaline and Diet Coke, and that between Tuesday night’s coverage and Friday’s continued counting of votes, he only got about five hours of sleep, often nodding off at his desk.
He has yet to acknowledge the honor of being objectified by the general public. As he would say, we’ll be sure to update you when it happens.
I haven't seen anyone talking about this just yet, but Steve Kornacki made People's Sexiest Man Alive list. pic.twitter.com/bCHEz3WsCj
— Tamara Fuentes (@tamara_fuentes) November 18, 2020
LMFAO oh shit this comment made my day. I'm crying
— NamHope⁷ (@MissMox83) November 19, 2020
Against all odds, the staples held through the election, but now I think the time has come to finally retire my tie pic.twitter.com/MvjSzjfR5f
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) November 11, 2020