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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson: Children used to ask me if I was a girl

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson: Children used to ask me if I was a girl
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says children used to ask him if he was a girl.

The 49-year-old actor and former wrestler 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 when he started at a new school, Dwayne told Sunday Today: "I sit down next to a kid, and within 60 seconds, he goes, 'Can I ask you something?' I said, 'Yeah.' He goes, 'Are you a boy or a girl?'

"I would say between the ages of 7 and 11, people thought that I was a little girl because I had really soft features and I had really soft Afro hair."

The Jumanji: The Next Level star also spoke about his presidential ambitions whilst appearing on Sunday Today, and said 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."

Dwayne previously suggested he could challenge Donald Trump for the US Presidency in 2020.


And the action star confessed to being wowed by the support he'd received from fans.

He reflected: "I've been really been blown away. And it's so flattering. And I think you have to question why. I think it's because, you know, a lot of people want to see a different leadership today - I'm sorry, not different, but better leadership today, right?"

Dwayne saw a wave of support come his way after he suggested he'd like to become the US President one day.

Asked what personal qualities made him suitable for the role, the Baywatch star - who is one of Hollywood's most bankable actors - replied: "I think more poised, less noise.

"And I also think that over the years I've become a guy that a lot of people kind of relate to: get up early in the morning at a ridiculous hour, go to work and spend time with the troops, take care of my family.

"I love taking care of people. And I think that kind of thing really resonates with people, especially today."

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