It took all of a week, however the unofficial start of the 2020 presidential election is here. Simply express gratitude toward The Rock.
On Tuesday, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, 44, was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, a respect that generally goes to a star with a project to promote, or a image repair problem. Since everybody adores The Rock, as you may have speculated, he has a film turning out next week (Disney's Moana).
Anyway, the expert wrestler turned Fast and the Furious film star has been indicating about a future presidential run for months – his fans really, really want him to run. He's allegedly an enlisted Republican and hosts went to traditions for both parties; he talked at the RNC in 2000. In this week's People cover story, he appears to be campaigning already, saying he's very genuine in regards to a potential presidential battle.
"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, everybody – The Rock, currently the world's highest-paid performing artist, and the man People brags is "sweet, smart and sculpted" – could be your next superstar hopeful. As he put it to Vanity Fair recently, "This past decision demonstrates that anything can happen."