When someone looks around, Dwayne Johnson is one of the most chiseled and muscular human beings out there. And why not? He hits the gym daily to keep himself in shape. One would argue that he’s far more jacked right now than he ever was during his WWE days. There’s a partial truth to that. While he’s certainly gained more muscle mass as of late, the Black Adam star’s workout routine is fairly different.
He can’t go out and wrestle a 30-minute match with the current setting. It’s simple because his body is not cardiovascularly primed to serve that purpose. However, without getting into further details about his workout, there is an interesting incident from Johnson’s childhood that he once shared.
Can someone ever imagine Dwayne Johnson being called a girl in his lifetime? Well, even if they don’t, the Brahma Bull has suffered the wrath of the exact query during his childhood. During an interview with Willie Geist, the former WWE superstar recalled a 5th grade incident. On the school bus, one of his batch mates took a moment to ask Dwayne whether he’s a girl.
Obviously, that curiosity originated from Johnson’s physical traits as a kid. The 51-year-old Hollywood icon had some soft features, along with afro hair. He said, “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.”
Is Dwayne Johnson black? Truth about The Rock’s Samoan roots
There are numerous misconceptions roaming around concerning Dwayne Johnson’s background. After a rampant series of continuous fan queries, the wrestler-turned-actor decided to address the topic publicly. Back in 2019, the Jumanji star revealed that he’s of both Black and Samoan descent. While his father Rocky Johnson was a Black Nova Scotian, his mother, Ata Maivia, was a Samoan.
Glad I came across this and I’ll give you guys some context & truth.
I identify as exactly what I am – both. Equally proud. Black/Samoan.
And my friend, let me expand your thoughts a bit here – I transcended race in wrestling so there was no “booked that way”. Thx guys
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 20, 2019
“Glad I came across this and I’ll give you guys some context & truth. I identify as exactly what I am – both. Equally proud. Black/Samoan,” Johnson tweeted. “And my friend, let me expand your thoughts a bit here – I transcended race in wrestling so there was no ‘booked that way.’ Thx guys.”
Also, after opening up about his experience of social discrimination, The Rock didn’t pull his words back. During a very recent episode of The Pivot Podcast, he shared a bit more insight about his 1970s. Being a South American resident at that juncture and wrestling in those small ethnic areas, they were the minority.
Johnson recalled the past and revealed being asked about his race by the locals. However, as specified above, he’s a combination of both black and Samoan origins. DJ takes pride in representing his culture without any shyness or fear factor.