The Rock is People's Sexiest Man Alive 2016!

Los Los Angeles - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has been chosen to be People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2016.

The 44-year-old - who still wrestles part-time for WWE - has been picked for his muscular physique, chiselled good looks and winning personality.

Since giving up wrestling full-time in 2004, the actor has gone on to become one of Hollywood's most bankable stars with roles in hits such as Pain & Gain, Central Intelligence and the Fast & Furious franchise.

The Rock's next film is the Disney musical Moana and then in 2017 he will be seen in the next Fast and Furious sequel, a big screen Baywatch reboot and a remake of Jumanji and will then start work on superhero film Shazam and a follow-up to San Andreas.

In the summer, The Rock was named by Forbes as the world's highest-paid actor with earnings of $64.5m.

The Moana actor follows in a long line of hunks to take People's honour starting in 1985 with the first winner Mel Gibson.

Other recipients include Chris Hemsworth, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Channing Tatum and George Clooney - who, along with Johnny Depp and Richard Gere, have taken the title twice.

The 2015 winner was retired soccer star David Beckham.

Watch Ellen reveal The Rock as the Sexiest Man Alive for 2016 here:

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