Celebrities React: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is People’s Sexiest Man Alive

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Dwayne Johnson Sexiest Man Alive

By Holly Nicol |

Dwayne Johnson Sexiest Man Alive


Celebrities are reacting to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson being named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2016. Of course, Gossip Cop was the first to break the news of him being awarded the title on Monday. See stars’ reaction tweets below!

Ellen DeGeneres, who had Johnson as a guest on her talk show Tuesday, tweeted, “It’s not everyday I get to tell someone they’re the #SexiestManAlive, but when I told @TheRock, I meant it.” Johnson replied to the host, “And it’s not everyday I get surprised like this. Luv and adore you Ellen! #SexiestManAlive.”

Sarah Michelle Gellar posted a photo of herself dancing with Johnson in the movie Southland Tales, and added, “Congrats to my friend @TheRock on being named @people sexiest man. Your kindness, humor and your dancing skills make you one of a kind!!” Johnson wrote back, “Sending luv back your way SMG. We burned up the dance floor!!”

Meanwhile, Jim Gaffigan wrote, “It’s nice to see something finally going @therock’s way. I like to think i’m the sexiest man almost dead or looks almost dead! #gazing.” Gilbert Gottfried joked, “People picked Dwayne The Rock Johnson as the sexiest man. I guess this means I have to settle for second place again.” Ricky Gervais went as far as posting an unflattering picture of himself on Twitter and asking, “Did I come close?”

Colton Haynes said, “Im in full support of @TheRock being @people ‘s sexiest man alive…even tho I almost beat him in an arm wrestle or 2…hes still sexy.” Daniel Tosh quipped, “2016’s sexiest man not alive – my grandpa. dude was jacked!” Priyanka Chopra, who co-stars with Johnson in the upcoming Baywatch movie, offered, “Congrats @TheRock. Sexy is as sexy does… Once of the nicest people I know, much love.” And Zac Efron, who also co-stars with The Rock in Baywatch, expressed, “Your personality is the most attractive. Underneath the rippling muscles in a caring heart. Congrats 2 to the sexiest man alive – love you dawg!”

Gossip Cop exclusively revealed on Monday that Johnson would be the 2016 Sexiest Man Alive. Johnson’s People honor was then announced on the “Today” show and “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, and the actor also celebrated on DeGeneres’ talk show. Gossip Cop will update as more celebrities react to Johnson being named Sexiest Man Alive.

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