Dwayne Johnson talks about his teenage years

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who was recently named the sexiest man alive by People magazine, admitted his good looks were not always on his side. In fact, he was consistently battling acne as a teenager and spent some time finding his identity, leading him to be relatively awkward.

He stated: “I had an awkward phase when I was 13, 14 years old. I was trying to find my identity and trying to settle into my identity.”

I loved sweets. Every day after school I would go get doughnuts and I would go get cookies. I have an adverse reaction to sugar and chocolate, where I would break out in all these pimples. You could just imagine that, with my curly half-Afro.”

And the star – who has two children and is currently dating Lauren Hashian – admits it took some time to accept himself for who he is. As he finally came to terms, he now describes the feeling as the “greatest and best breakthrough” he has experienced.

“Being comfortable in my own skin just took a lot of time. When you finally are comfortable with who you are, warts and all, it really allows for a greater confidence in life. Being comfortable with who I am was probably one of the greatest and best breakthroughs that I’ve ever had in my life.”

He also joked that his latest title has given him quite a confidence boost, adding: “The confidence and the comfort level now, it is, what we call in the industry, game over.”

And being the sexiest man alive means, in his eyes, that he has now accomplished everything in life.

Asked to discuss how he feels, he explained: “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!”

Elvis Michael

Elvis is a featured writer for Morning Ticker, where this post originally appeared.

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