Semi-retired professional wrestler, current highest-paid actor, and all-around cool dude we all want to hang out with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was just named People’s “Sexiest Man Alive.”
Johnson told the magazine about when he first heard the news, “I said, ‘That’s awesome.’ And then what went through my mind was just how cool and exciting it is. And then I thought, ‘Wow, we’ve pretty much reached the pinnacle.’ I’m not quite too sure where we go from here. I’ve done it all, this is it.”
He does, however, take solace in being a father. He has two daughters, an 11-month-old with his current longtime girlfriend, and a 15-year-old from a previous marriage, that help him stay grounded and humble. “I’ve made big sweeping changes in my career over the years, which have served me nicely. But I feel that the big sweeping changes that happened in my life, in my relationships, of being a dad, of being a partner, and the things that I was and the things that I am, has really lent itself to a confidence. We just have this awesome family that is truly non-traditional but so rooted in love. And that’s such a cool thing. I’m very proud of it.”
When asked what he thinks people find sexy in him, Johnson had a few ideas. “Ah, a sense of humor. And I think probably just not trying to be sexy and just being cool and confident in your movies. I think with a lot of my fans, I’ve gotten to a very, very cool place where there’s a direct line between the man they know off-screen and the man they see on-screen.”
The double-issue of People hits newsstands soon!