Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson responds to being named Most Likeable Person in the World
Who doesn't love Dwayne Johnson?
Actor, wrestler, tequila business owner - is there anything Dwayne Johnson cannot do? The man who rose to fame as The Rock and created one of the most iconic figures in professional wrestling history, is now one of the most in-demand and highest paid actors in the world, and he has been for a while.
Life is good for him, and it just got better after he was named the Most Likeable Person in the World by The Profile. It's an unusual award to hand out, absolutely, but it's hard to argue with Johnson winning it.
He is an inherently likeable person. Charming, funny, self aware and about as normal as one of the most famous humans on earth can be - it's not wonder people like him.
After winning the award, of sorts, he took to his Facebook to react to it, saying:
"From being called a 'big complicated asshole' at 15 years old (due to fighting that led to suspension) to now being called “the most likeable person in the world'..
"Big mahalo to writer Polina Marinova for writing this profile. Thanks for taking the time as this was a nice surprise to read.
"True story - while I was “serving my time” on my two week school suspension - I heard a quote that would actually help shape the rest of my life, perspective and work ethic - it’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.
"And plus life is soooo much easier when you’re not an asshole."
Since leaving the WWE to embark on a Hollywood career in earnest, Johnson has become one of the most popular actors in the world. In 2013, he was named by Forbes as the highest grossing actor in the world, and has been named the highest paid actor in the world for the past two years.