Whatever Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is cooking nowadays is sizzling. On the other hand so says People magazine, which on Tuesday named the wrestler-turned-performing artist the current year’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, 44, whose well known catchphrase in the ring is, “Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?”
“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.”
Johnson rose to mainstream fame in the mid-1990s as a contender with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc (WWE.N) and later turned into a performing artist and Hollywood producer.
Johnson, who stands 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 meters) and weighs 245 pounds (111 kg), is known for his herculean appearance. Truth be told, he played the fanciful character in the 2014 film “Hercules.”
In his most recent venture, the performer is included in the upcoming Disney vivified and animated film “Moana” as the voice of demigod Maui.
“I’ve made big sweeping changes in my career over the years, which have served me nicely,” he said. “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.”
Johnson has a 11-month old little girl, Jasmine, with his long-term sweetheart Lauren Hashian, and a 15-year-old girl with ex wife, producer Dany Garcia.
The performer as of late said he was ready to roll out another significant change and trade in entertainment biz to enter the political ring.
The Fast and the Furious‘ movie star told Reuters that the excitement surrounding last week’s presidential election had renewed public interest in his running for office.
“Especially now, leadership is so important,” Johnson said. “Great leadership is so important; respected leadership is so important.”