Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is People’s Sexiest Man Alive: yay!

Central Intelligence Premieres in LA
Gossip Cop has a long history of having insider confirmation on the Sexiest Man Alive pick at least a couple of days before People makes the announcement. So when they say that Dwayne Johnson, whom we know as The Rock, is the new Sexiest Man Alive then I have confidence that they’re right. Even if they’re not correct, and chances are low, I think The Rock is already Sexiest Man Alive to so many of us. This is great news, and it comes at a time when we need a SMA who could crush our enemies into dust with a smile. (I’m fantasizing, you can tell where my mind is.) The Rock has been promoting Moana, his animated movie with songs written by Lin Manuel Miranda which is out November 23rd.

Lainey has been covering the odds on SMAs and she actually predicted that The Rock would take home the title, with Idris Elba a close second. Other contenders included Prince Harry, Micheal Phelps and Justin Timberlake, ewww.

As Lainey mentions, the Sexiest Men Alive are almost always white. The only other man of color we’ve had for SMA was Denzel Washington way back in 1996 and that’s in the entire 30 year history of the title. So it’s way past time that People recognized a more diverse actor. Plus everyone likes The Rock and he was just named the highest paid actor of 2016. I will admit to seeing Central Intelligence primarily for him, and it was cheesy and stupid but I don’t regret it. That’s what The Rock does, he makes even cheesy movies fun and worth watching. He also gives us tingly feelings. The Rock has a ton of movies in the works including sequels to San Andreas and Journey to The Center of The Earth along with the Jumanji remake and Fast 8. Plus Ballers was renewed for a third season.

If this is true, good for People. They really need something to recover from their Donald Trump cover last week. The president elect (gag) sexually assaulted their journalist and they still ran a glossy story on him and his family as it all of this is normal and OK. It’s not, but the The Rock is here and he can kick ass, take names and serve us breakfast in the morning.

Update: Here’s the cover!

Oh and there’s a tribute concert coming up for the troops which he headlines called Rock The Troops. It airs on Spike TV on December 13th and here’s a preview.

Dwayne Johnson On The Set Of 'Fast 8'

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  1. Shambles says:

    Finally, an appointment I can get behind. (Or maybe one that can get behind me? Heh. Okay. I’m done)

    I would climb Dwayne Johnson like a tree. He IS the sexiest man alive.

    • detritus says:

      Right? DJ or JT is not even a question that makes sense.

    • anna222 says:

      Yes! An appointment I can get behind. Or in front of. Or under.

    • Startup Spouse says:

      Several years ago I saw him at the gym. He asked me whether he could use my balance ball. I could have died a happy woman in that moment. He then proceeded to do handstand push-ups on the ball. It was crazy.

      I will say he was much shorter than I thought he would be. He’s listed as 6’5″ but that’s definitely not true. I’d put him more at 5’10″. He was much shorter than a lot of the guys in the gym.

      • Shambles says:

        He could use my balance ball any day of any week of any year. You’re a lucky lady! And of course he can do handstand push-ups. I’m jelly. I can’t even do a handstand.

      • detritus says:

        Sorry, I’m going in creepy territory, but I can’t help myself.
        Did he smell good?

      • Kate says:

        Yeah, he’s been standing next to Lin-Manuel a lot, who’s 5’9, and there’s not quite the height gap you’d expect. 5’10 seems about right if he wears lifts in public, otherwise at most he’s like 6’1.

        I guess the 6’5 thing is a holdover from his wresting days, they like to make all those guys sound bigger than they really are.

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      He is!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!
      So happy he won this, well deserved!

    • Elian says:

      Bwa hahaha cosigned 100%

  2. Alix says:

    Michael Phelps? Justin Timberlake? They’re barely qualified to read this issue, much less be on the cover of it!

  3. detritus says:

    I have a highly important question.
    Does the Rock wax his pits?

    • Birdix says:

      Ha! And does anyone get muscles like that naturally?

      • Kate says:

        Probably not naturally as in no supplements, but he doesn’t have that pumped full of steroids look either. He was always a big guy, and it seems he really does work out 6 hours a day a lot of the time, so I’d believe he’s mostly natural.

    • LadyMTL says:

      If I had to guess, I would say yes to the first question and no to the second, lol. (And I’m a fan). I remember him from his Rocky Maivia days in the WWE and he was nowhere near as huge as he is now. I’m not saying he uses / used anything illegal but I’m pretty sure there are some interesting concotions running through his veins. :P

    • detritus says:

      Ahaha, yeah, I bet he’s enhanced his odd, let’s put it that way. There’s tons of legal and prescription stuff you can get to help out, and he’s obviously very genetically gifted, so I wouldn’t even doubt its mostly on the up and up.

      I’m not hating, for sure though. I would use that giant hairless man like a slip and slide.

  4. Froggy says:

    Following him on ig makes my day. He’s not only incredibly hot but an amazing person too.

  5. Bettyrose says:

    I don’t think we need a magazine cover to confirm the obvious.

  6. Krakken says:


  7. Nev says:

    Don’t even with JT. Gross.

  8. Chaine says:

    The cover is kind of blah. That t-shirt looks like bad photoshop.

  9. Hfsni says:

    I loved central intelligence. Everyone keeps dogging it lol

  10. Insomniac says:

    They finally made a choice I agree with! Loving the photo of him with Lin-Manuel Miranda, too.

  11. ria says:

    He is a good looking man.
    Sexiest in my opinion, not.

    But that is my Problem, men without hair always look like eggheads to me, and sometimes i think of them as good looking but never sexy.

    Only man without hair that i found dangerous sexy was Yul Brunner in the old movies, he looked odd WITH hair.

  12. ElleBee says:

    I agree wholeheartedly!!! Phwoar

  13. Mew says:

    This guy is awesome!! Great WIN!

  14. Georgia says:

    I am going to buy this magazine and save it forever. That’s how much I love The Rock.

  15. Sage says:

    He’s funny but I don’t like his look. Too much muscle.

  16. susiecue says:

    “He also gives us tingly feelings.”

    That made me giggle so hard!

  17. Beckysuz says:

    Love him!

  18. Scal says:

    I don’t find him physically attractive, but the man has personality and charisma for DAYS. And THAT is uber uber sexy. His IG is hilarious and he seems like a really genuine kind and grateful guy. Which is also really attractive.

    We saw him at Wrestlemania, and he is amazing at playing to a crowd and connecting with them. I can’t even imagine that one on one in a room.

  19. Elian says:

    He can do no wrong. I love him. I find him incredibly sexy. Perfect choice

  20. jerkface says:

    I do not have celebrity crushes and I haven’t felt a random lust for an actor since I was in my early 20′s. But this man is sexy. I love when he hosts SNL. I’d vote for him for president.

  21. JH82DC says:


  22. Coconut says:

    Hallelujah! Thank you People for not another pale blah white boy.

  23. Jennifer says:

    Every time he comes on TV I say to my husband, “Ooops, pregnant again!!!!” Looooove him, he’s super sexy and I just love his personality.

  24. nikko says:

    I didn’t really see any movies he was in so I didn’t have much of an opinion about him, until I started watching HBO series Ballers. I LOVE him! He is super sexy and seems like a nice guy. Happy to see his (person of color) on People’s most sexiest man alive! WTG Rock!

  25. WhatThe says:

    Love this man! Great choice!

  26. Annetommy says:

    Personally I would have split the award between Dean Strang and Jerry Buting.

  27. AmunetMaat says:

    I’ve had a crush on him since the 90s. Actually had a poster of him on my bedroom wall in HS. Sad I know, and to this day I still see every movie he’s in because…duh it’s the Rock. I used to have his measurements memorized. ::ducksheadinshame::

  28. Rita says:

    The voters got it right this the time😇😇😇