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“It’s Chick Magnet”: Dwayne Johnson Reveals the History Behind His Infamous Turtleneck and Fanny Pack Outfit

Dwayne Johnson Turtle Neck Outfit

Dwayne Johnson is one of the most renowned faces of Hollywood in recent times. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the industry and similarly his stardom is worldwide. Popularly known to everyone as ‘The Rock’, the former WWE star also became subjected to a wide array of Internet memes many times. But one that stands above all is the renowned Turtleneck and Fanny Pack Outfit which still raises amazing content on the Internet.

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

The infamous turtleneck photo of Dwayne Johnson has often been used as a topic in various of his interviews and talk-show appearances. The star is currently all over the news due to his appearance as the DC superhero Black Adam.

Dwayne Johnson explained his infamous photo

When Dwayne Johnson appeared in The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, he hilariously explained about his infamous outfit. The audience was in a laugh riot as The Rock explained how he thought that outfit to be a chick magnet when he took the photo. You can check the full video here:

As Jimmy Fallon raised the topic of the throwback photo, everyone was immediately ready to go on a hilarious trip around it. The photo presents The Rock in a weird black Turtleneck outfit with a chain on his neck and blue jeans leaning on a wall. He is also wearing a fanny pack on his waist. The Hercules actor spoke about the photo which was taken in the 1990s that he thought “it’s a chick magnet”.

The original photo(Left) and the one recreated for SNL(Right)

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The parts which gained the most attention were a tissue placed under the left elbow and the fanny pack. As for the fanny pack, the San Andreas actor claimed that at those times, every pro wrestler had a fanny pack. Earlier once when asked what are the contents of the fanny pack, Johnson didn’t say anything clearly and said that they are “inappropriate things“. But he said to Fallon that there are pop-tarts and condoms.

The image is so viral that it was even featured as a balloon in the 2020’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a promotion of the NBC sitcom Young Rock which will release its third season this year. The show focuses on various incidents in the life of Dwayne Johnson.

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Dwayne Johnson has come a long way

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Black Adam.
Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

Even though some earlier works of the Jumanji star led him to be the subject of memes, now his significantly massive stardom can’t be denied. He is the sole reason the fans got one of the most iconic Superman played by Henry Cavill back on the big screens. If it was not for The Rock, we could have never got our beloved Henry Cavill back as the Last Son of Krypton.

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Dwayne Johnson’s role as DC’s Black Adam has also led the star to be a fan favorite in no time. His aura as the Man in Black led the audience to rush into the theaters even after the initial critics’ reception was not so well. Besides his future in the slate of DC, he is also set to star in the multistarrer movie Red One starring Chris Evans, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Liu, and J.K. Simmons.

Black Adam is currently running in theaters while Young Rock season 3 is set to release on November 4, 2022, on NBC

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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.