Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is 2016’s Sexiest Man Alive!

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is 2016’s Sexiest Man Alive!

The world’s highest-paid actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has big box-office draw — but it’s his even bigger heart that made the Moana star this year’s Sexiest Man Alive!

So what did the former WWE champ, 44, think when he first heard about his latest title?

“I said, ‘That’s awesome.’ And then what went through my mind was just how cool and exciting it is,” Johnson tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “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.”Dwayne Johnson 06

At 6’5″ and 245 lbs., the Herculean star insists that becoming comfortable in his own skin “took a lot of time.”

As a teen growing up in Hawaii, “I was doing a lot of things that I shouldn’t have. I was getting arrested multiple times, but at the same time, always very respectful to my teachers and elders. I was unsure of who I was and who I wanted to be,” he says.

These days, he says it’s his relationships with his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian, their 11-month old daughter Jasmine and his daughter Simone, 15, (with ex-wife, producer Dany Garcia) that help him stay grounded.

“I’ve made big sweeping changes in my career over the years, which have served me nicely,” he says. “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,” he says. “I’m very proud of it.”

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  1. SillyAnonymous
    November 18, 07:36 Reply

    Why is there a new ‘sexiest man alive’ every year even though the previous titlist hasn’t died?

    • Delle
      November 18, 08:13 Reply

      Probably got unsexy *shrugs*

    • Mandy
      November 19, 03:40 Reply

      Hahahahahahaa this comment is fucking hilarious. They didn’t say ‘Sexiest Man Forever’ na. Every sexy is for that year. You take your own year and eet wee do for you.

  2. Delle
    November 18, 08:11 Reply

    He really has a charming persona and to think he broke into Hollywood from WWE is just amazing. I totally love The Rock.

    And he is the highest paid actor?! Thought it was Will Smith? ?

    • Pink Panther
      November 19, 03:01 Reply

      Will Smith’s mega bucks star has dimmed awhile ago.

  3. peaches
    November 18, 08:53 Reply

    I have always fantasized being married to him, you know. I remember the first tym I saw him while watching a movie, I said aloud (not minding my mum and siblings in the sitting room) that is my ideal man right there. And I saw my mum give me the look from the corner of my eye.
    and there was a little girl on IG who beat me to it by standing outside his gym door for hours till he came out, almost passed but had no choice but to acknowledge her.

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