Every year People Magazine graces us with their carefully selected and utterly mouthwatering choice for “Sexiest Man Alive.” Among the past recipients have been the likes of gorgeously tatted athlete David Beckham and Australian beauty Chris Hemsworth to name a few. This year’s chiseled elect is the one and only Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and we couldn’t be more pleased.
People has chosen Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as their annual Sexiest Man Alive.
The magazine bestowed this honor upon the 44-year-old hulk of a man calling him “sweet, smart — and sculpted.”
When the former WWE champ turned world’s highest paid actor learned of his new title, he couldn’t believe it.
“I said, ‘That’s awesome.’ And then what went through my mind was just how cool and exciting it is,” Johnson 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. I’ve done it all, this is it.”
So, aside from his perfectly sculpted god-like physique, what is it that makes Johnson the Sexiest Man Alive?
The actor attributes his new title to a witty sense of humor.
“Ah, a sense of humor,” he said in the story. “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 onscreen.”
Well, we can’t argue with that.
The Rock also remarked on the importance of appreciating where you come from and that his family is what matters most in his life now.
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 told People.
“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.”
To celebrate his new title – and his upcoming Disney role in Moana – Johnson is making his Sexiest Man Alive debut Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
If only he would show up dressed like this…