In a special "coronaversary" episode of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Dr. Anthony Fauci opened up on how he felt about his People Magazine "Sexiest Man Alive" nod in his first "Late Show" appearance.
The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was asked some serious questions during his visit, touching on the progress we've made in an effort to return to normalcy. However, Colbert couldn't resist throwing some humorous questions in the mix.
One of which was in regards to Fauci's "Sexiest Man Alive" nomination - a recognition that came following many online petitions urging People to give Fauci the honor. "That wasn't pleasurable at all?" Colbert asked.
"Well, Stephen, briefly, it was sort of an interesting concept,” Fauci said. “[But] when you realize how far it is from the truth, being somewhat of a realistic person, I then get back to my job.”
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Additionally, in jest about the theories of microchips being placed in coronavirus vaccines, Colbert asked about which vaccine would be best to get the right microchip. "Which one most effectively delivers Bill Gates' brain-controlling microchip?" he asked.
Fauci quipped, "Well, there are a couple: one microchip from me, and one microchip from Bill. It depends which one you want."
In a recent interview with RADIO.COM's KNX, Fauci revealed the activities he's most excited to get back to when the pandemic eases up and people can more safely gather in public.
“I want to see a good movie in a movie theater and I want to see 'Hamilton' again in the theater, but I also want to go to a ball game,” Fauci says, adding that’s where he would want a hot dog and beer.