Idris Elba Makes 'Maxim' History

Idris Elba has made history and is looking like a nice tall glass of water while doing so. The undeniably gorgeous actor became the first solo male to cover U.S. Maxim magazine. The publication has only featured female models for their covers in the past.

The editor-in-chief of Maxim, Kate Lanphear, told Racked that Elba was the “perfect embodiment of what I think the new Maxim man is. He’s multidimensional, he’s complex, he’s sophisticated, but he’s down to earth.”

Not only is the “Mandela” actor a force in Hollywood, but he is also a DJ and has a capsule clothing line soon to hit stores. Not to mention his ability to switch up his British accent.


The September issue of Maxim hits stands today! Grab yourself a piece of history!