It’s official: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive!
The Baywatch star joins an impressive group of dapper dudes who’ve left us swooning at one time or another — and he totally fits the bill.
Aside from conquering the entertainment industry with his undeniable charisma and jaw-dropping physique, the wrestler-turned-action-star has welcomed fans into his personal and professional life — both at home with his family, at the gym and behind-the-scenes on film sets — on social media, proving through it all that he might just also be the most perfect man alive.
Here, a list of reasons why he should be your latest crush/imaginary boyfriend.
He treats his fans like family.
That baby luv is in the air!💙👶🏽 Every night after work there's fans waitin' for me, but this night was SPECIAL. I wrapped my #Jumanji shoot a little after midnight and I see all these lovely mamas and their babies waitin'. Even met a lil' beauty who was just 6 weeks old. Appreciate the luv ladies and it was very cool meetin' all of you. Sumthin' about mamas and their lil' babies that gets me every time. I luv it! #MamasAndBabies #LuvIsInTheAir 💙#DaddysGottaGoToWork 💪🏾
And is all for cuddling with babies.
He regularly visits sick kids at the hospital.
BEST part of my visit to the Pediatric Specialty Ward was surprising Aliya – when I walked in and said "Hi honey" she literally could not have cared less!😂 All she wanted to do was play with her water in the sink. I said hi and she looked around like "Uh who is this big brown, bald man rudely interrupting my playtime and I would like him to leave not now, but right now.."😉💯 Between all the smiles, laughs and tears it was an awesome visit and again, I appreciate everyone who made the effort to make some very special kids (and parents) so happy. Look forward to doing it again down the road. ~ DJ #TheManNowKnownAsRuiningAliyasPlaytime 👍🏾
“I have the best fans in the world,” he’s known to say.
He would do anything to make his youngest daughter, Jasmine, smile.
Pikachu is baby Jasmine's FAVORITE character. So, for Halloween me and @laurenhashianofficial decided the real life Pikachu was gonna come to the house for a visit. What Pikachu didn't know was that Jazzy would start crying when he stopped dancing and demanded he continue to shake his tail with a loud "EH!". So, Pikachu danced over.. and over.. and over.. and over… and over.. again. By the time I dropped my 197th JuJu, the heat of this costume was kickin' my ass.😂 But, hey.. that's what daddy's do. #HappyHalloween #DaddyBlessedWithThatKnuckAndBuckStamina #NoLimitsWhenItComesToMakinEmHappy
Even if that means getting all sweaty after wearing a Pikachu costume.
He’s a pro at snapping group selfies.
What an historic, epic & FUN night. #RockTheTroops🇺🇸 officially became the biggest event of its kind ever on American soil. The morning of the show our military officials estimated we should expect roughly 25,000. By the time I took the stage to start the show, our crowd was at 45,000+ with huge smiles on their faces and ready to have a crazy fun time. And holy shit were the troops loud 😂👍🏾and I luv'd every second of their energy. It was TRULY our privilege to honor our men and women of service and their families here on US soil and around the world. And to have the show at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to honor the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor made it that much more special. To all the troops and your families, I'm giving a firm handshake and a big bear hug via this Instagram post and saying THANK YOU for all you do and letting us entertain you on this historic night. Luv and boundless respect -DJ and our grateful and proud production team: @sevenbucksprod @caseypattersontv, @donmischerproductions & @spiketv. Ps… we can't wait to entertain you next year for #RockTheTroops2017🇺🇸
It’s the reason for all those bicep curls, obvi.
He’s a beast at the gym.
Johnson is the literal embodiment of “work hard, play hard.”
And is still a good sport about posing for pics, post-workout.
The ultimate sign of a true hero.
His friendship with Kevin Hart gives us all the feels.
In a scene for #Jumanji where I have to carry @kevinhart4real on my back while running thru the jungle, we are – unfortunately – harnessed together for hours while the entire crew looks up and enjoys our pain. In the movie this scene will be crazy funny. In real life this is bullshit, but we commit to the comedy. 😂🎭 #OnLocation #Jumanji #Hawaii #KevinsMooseKnuckle #DJsNightmare
The pair worked together on Central Intelligence and are returning to the big screen in Jumanji.
He’s a dog person …
Who's ready to adopt? DM @laurenhashianofficial and we'll get back to you. Theae are the two gorgeous fur babies we rescued from the streets last week. I nicknamed them after two of my fav gorgeous ladies, @jlo and @Beyonce;). A mama and her baby girl. We had them spayed and all blood work and shots taken care of. Now they're ready for an amazing family to take them in. Hundreds of families have already requested to take them home so please keep the requests coming! Again, DM @laurenhashianofficial and leave your information and we'll be getting back to you. Universe works in mysterious ways and for some reason we were meant to find these two lovelies roaming the streets and terribly malnourished. Now they're famous and licking the sweat off my face😂🙌🏾. #AdoptionTime #JLoAndBeyonce #Hawaii
And is an avid advocate of adoption.
… but doesn’t discriminate against other animals.
The look of love.
He enjoys his sweets.
This is not a drill. This is 16oz of hand made, hand rolled, slap someone in the face cause it tastes so good, decadent and dangerous chocolate chip cookie – appropriately named THE ROCK (The Dwayne Johnson cookie) as a gift from one of my fav cookie spots in the world.. @mauicookielady. Not only is today Rosh Hashanah, but it's also my cheat day and I will bring new meaning to…um… what's that word again…. *snaps fingers 3x's… ah yes, gluttony. Enjoy your Sunday everyone and much mahalo to all the local Hawaii businesses who have gifted me and my family with such warm love and aloha. #DecadentAndDangerous #WasMyNicknameInCollege #LShanaTova #ItsAboutToGoDown 😉🍪
Especially if they’re handmade and super-decadent like this chocolate chip cookie, inspired by the star himself.
He believes in breakfast for dinner.
A late-night batch of chocolate chip pancakes? Yes, please!
He looks damn good in a suit.
No comment necessary.
His throwback style is iconic.
Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum are fans.
He’s strong enough to carry the heaviest of bags.
Here's a travel tip from the hardest and smartest working man in Hollywood.. travel light my friends. One bag is all you need. (literally the biggest bag on earth but I need something to carry @kevinhart4real and all my unicorns in😂). #CentralIntelligence #WorldPressTour #TravelGoals In theaters JUNE 17th.
Just imagine how much faster it would be to walk through the airport if The Rock were traveling with you.
He loves his mom.
#TBT Surprising my mom with a new car for Christmas. Couldn't remember what her favorite color was between white or red, so I went with white. A few weeks later she was curious as to why I chose white and not her favorite color, red? I told her I couldn't remember her favorite color so I went with white, but I would return the car and get her a new red one?! She looked at me like I had three heads and said "Are you crazy? Nooooo way, I love my white car! I'm so grateful. I was just curious." I even contemplated secretly taking her car from her garage and having it replaced with a new red one, but thought I better not and just leave well enough alone. Then as fate would have it, she was hit head on by a drunk driver – she survived. Her white car was completely totaled and she wound up getting a replacement car of the color she always wanted… Red. Funny (and gratefully) how things work out the way they're meant to. And still to this day she says that white car saved my life. #GoodOlFashionFate #IsAlwaysColorBlind
And isn’t that what makes a man?
He’s not above poking fun at himself.
“Ah remembering the faces of all my high school girlfriends’ parents meeting me for the first time,” he joked on Instagram.
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