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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

Dwayne Johnson Says People Thought He Was a Girl Growing Up

Dwayne “The Rock,” Johnson says that people often thought he was a little girl growing up.

The former pro wrestler said that people he met were often confused by his “soft features” as a child.

Johnson, who is black and Samoan 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."

Johnson, the son of pro wrestler Rocky Johnson, moved around so much as a child that he went to 13 schools by the time he entered high school. He described one memorable moment on the school bus on his first day of fifth grade.

“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?'”

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