Dwayne Johnson Sexiest Man Alive “Today Show” Video – WATCH!
Gossip Cop exclusively broke the news on Monday morning that Johnson, also known as “The Rock,” was chosen as this year’s honoree. People has been naming sexiest men since 1985, but over the last few years, it’s become tradition for the selected hunky star to be celebrate on “Good Morning America” and the “Today Show.” Johnson wasn’t on the morning programs for the announcement. Instead “Today Show” anchor Tamron Hall showed off the magazine’s new cover.
Johnson has been on the West Coast promoting his new animated movie, Disney’s Moana, which premiered in Los Angeles on Monday night. Shortly before that, he taped an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” And while Johnson discussed his new movie and “multiple arrests” as a younger man growing up in Hawaii, the subject of him being tapped as the “Sexiest Man Alive” was avoided.
During the “Today Show,” a People editor explained he was chosen because people “gravitate towards him,” and “he’s a big guy with an even bigger heart.” The staffer also noted how much he cares about others. Johnson himself discussed his honor on Tuesday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where the host amusingly played a short film called “The Evolution of a Sex Symbol.”
And in response to the big news, Johnson tweeted, “Still up at 4am trainin’ hard & takin’ care of my babies.. sexily;). Thank U @people & all the fans. Grateful for the luv! #SexiestManAlive.” As Gossip Cop reported earlier, as the Sexiest Man Alive Johnson now follows in the footsteps of David Beckham (2015), Chris Hemsworth (2014), Adam Levine (2013), and Channing Tatum (2012). We exclusively revealed Levine and Tatum were chosen as the honorees in their respective years. How does Johnson compare? Check out the videos below!