On Tuesday, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, 44, was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, an honour that generally goes to a star with a project to promote, or an image repair problem. Since everyone loves The Rock, as you might have guessed, he has a movie coming out next week (Disney's Moana).
Anyway, the professional wrestler turned Fast and the Furious movie star has been hinting about a future presidential run for months -- his fans really, really want him to run. He's reportedly a registered Republican and has attended conventions for both parties; he spoke at the RNC in 2000. In this week's People cover story, he appears to be campaigning already, saying he's actually completely serious about a potential presidential campaign.
"I used to say it jokingly but every time I was asked, it was with a real genuine interest. And it was very earnest," he said. "And so I started to really think. Could I make a difference? Could I surround myself with really brilliant people to help me make decisions? Do I care about this country? And when the answers continued to come up yes, then I thought, there's a good chance. Yeah, one day. Then we'll do another interview like this."
That's right, everyone -- The Rock, currently the world's highest-paid actor, and the man People boasts is "sweet, smart and sculpted" -- could be your next celebrity candidate. As he put it to Vanity Fair earlier this week, "This past election shows that anything can happen."
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