With gasps, swoons and drools, People‘s Sexiest Man Alive 2016 winner is Dwayne Johnson!
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, 44, has earned the prestigious title from People’s magazine succeeding the title from David Beckham, the British soccer player. Earlier winners of the title include Chris Hemsworth (2014), Adam Levine (2013), Channing Tatum (2012), Bradley Cooper (2011) and Ryan Reynolds (2010), among other stars.
— People Magazine (@people) November 15, 2016
The actor was reportedly flattered to receive the call, and also took to twitter to thank for the title.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 15, 2016
In talks with E! news he said, ” “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.”
Talking about his earlier life, he said that he played football for 10 years, without success, with only goal of playing in the NFL. However, he never ended up making it. “That failure was tough; that was a tough pill,” he admitted.
He also said that then he reevaluated his life with few dollars left,and that was when he transitioned himself into Hollywood, trying to make it in the WWE. “I was met with skepticism and some cynicism of where I came from and the world of wrestling. Because you’ve got to prove yourself,” he said. “But there wasn’t a blueprint for me to follow. It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, there’s this half-Samoan, half-black wrestler and you just do it like him.'”
His achievements have being noteworthy and today he’s the highest paid actor, and he’s glad no one paved his path for him. “What’s even better is that no one did it before me,” he added. “I’ve got to make up my own rules myself.”
His friends, fans and co-stars took the chance of the occasion to wish him success and luck.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 15, 2016
— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) November 15, 2016
My longtime celeb crush @TheRock is People Magazine’s sexiest man alive. Interviewed him in the past. Always so gracious and gorgeous. 😊
— Mia Gradney (@MiaGradneyKHOU) November 15, 2016
Your personality is the most attractive. Underneath the rippling muscles is a caring heart. Congrats 2 the sexiest man alive- love you dawg! https://t.co/iHCSTahhHx
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) November 15, 2016