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Dwayne Johnson Says He Was Mistaken For A Girl Growing Up

The Rock said this happened a lot between the ages of seven and 11 when he had “soft features” and “really soft Afro hair”.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson says children used to ask him if he was a girl.

The former wrestler, who turned 49 on Sunday (May 2), has said he had “soft features” and “really soft Afro hair” when he was a child, which often prompted other youngsters at school to ask him if he was “a boy or a girl”.

Dwayne’s father, Rocky Johnson, was also a professional wrestler and his job meant their family had to travel a lot, which left Dwayne constantly changing schools and trying to make new friends.

Recalling one instance — on the bus on the first day of fifth grade when he started at a new school — Dwayne told Sunday Today with Willie Geist:"I sit down next to a kid, and within 60 seconds, he goes, 'Can I ask you something?'" he told Willie. "I said, 'Yeah.' He goes, 'Are you a boy or a girl?'"

Dwayne, who is Black and half Samoan, continued: “I would say between the ages of seven and 11, people thought that I was a little girl because I had really soft features and I had really soft Afro hair.”

On the show, the Jumanji: The Next Level star also spoke about his presidential ambitions, saying he would be interested in running for the position if people “want to see it happen”.

He said: “I have a goal and an ambition and an interest to unite our country. If this is what the people want, then I will do that.

“If the time comes where there is a good amount of people who want to see that happen, then I’m going to consider it.”

On turning 49, Dwayne shared on Instagram: "Mahalo everyone SO MUCH for the morning birthday love." 

He added, "I’m a 978 year old T-Rex so you hope with age we all get a little more wiser, mindful, balanced, inspired, motivated and can tell a helluva dirty joke. Today is my birthday AND my cheat day so it’s a double whammy hell yes jackpot. Tequila, pancakes & cookies await!!!" (sic)

Dwayne started filming Black Adam last month; the DC superhero movie, which also stars Pierce Brosnan and Sarah Sahi, is due July 2022. 

Photo: TPG News/Click Photos

 

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