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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

The wrestler-turned-superstar has been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

After recently announcing he’s considering running for president, People magazine, has named the Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson this year’s “sexiest man alive.”

The 44-year-old who stands 6 feet 5 inches (1.96m) and weighs 245 pounds (111 kg) said learning about his new title put him in a quandary.

“What went through my mind was just how cool and exciting it is,” he told People.

“And then I thought, ‘Wow, we’ve pretty much reached the pinnacle.’ I’m not quite too sure where we go from here.”

After rising to fame in the mid-1990’s as a championship wrestler, the father-of-two went on to become a successful actor and producer, but the road to becoming a Hollywood star wasn’t easy.

“I was doing a lot of things that I shouldn’t have. I was getting arrested multiple times,” he said of his teen years.

With his family struggling to make ends meet, Dwayne enrolled in the University of Miami and had dreams of playing in the NFL.

He joined the Canadian Football League after graduating in 1995 but was cut two months later.

“I played football for 10 years with one goal, which was to play in the NFL, which meant we’d never be evicted again. It meant that I could buy my parents their first home, their cars, whatever they wanted. So that failure was tough; that was a tough pill.”

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The herculean Dwayne had fallen on hard times, and needed to re-evaluate his path in life.

“I literally looked in my wallet and I had a five, a one and change. So I rounded it up to seven. It was a real rock bottom for me and I didn’t know how defining or how meaningful seven bucks would be only until years later in my life,” he says.

Now, at the height of his success, Dwayne uses his past experiences to try and help other up-and-comers.

“It sounds cliché but I always say ‘Use me an example.’ If I can do it and I did, because we all have those low points in our lives, hopefully I can motivate and inspire some people out there.”

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