updated 11/18/2013 AT 6:15 PM ET
•originally published 11/18/2013 AT 5:15 PM ET
Nothing makes Grumpy Cat smile. We know this because we tried. Oh, we tried.
We offered up a tiara when she visited the PEOPLE studio with her owner Tabatha Bundesen back in March. Then we showed her a picture of ultimate cat lady-killer Ian Somerhalder. We even handed over our copy of Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience.
And so it goes: We looked into her big, disinterested blue eyes and asked her if she was excited to find out which hunky guy (cat lover or otherwise) will be named PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive this year.
Grumpy Cat stared at us long and hard and in a slightly predatory way, not unlike a lion. We were the lambs in this power dynamic, of course, and we were at the mercy of a cat famous for hating everything, everyone.
Bundesen insisted Grumpy Cat was anxiously awaiting this year’s announcement. We’re not entirely convinced, but we’ll take what we can get.
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