Posted: 6:47 am Thursday, May 25th, 2017

The Rock Re-creates Hilarious ‘Fanny Pack Photo’… 

By Danielle

The Rock is a SUPERSTAR, right?

Wrestler. Actor. All around SUPER nice guy…

…but success is something he worked really hard for.

Yesterday, Dwayne recreated a hilarious old photo of himself on his Instagram…but the message with it wasn’t a joke at all.

In the first picture from 1996, Dwayne Johnson (no nickname yet) has TONS of hair and is wearing a black turtleneck, a gold chain, and a fanny pack. The second photo mimics the first (without the hair) but with a pretty powerful message.

Part of his caption reads:

‘When I took this iconic absurdity of a picture in 1996 I was one year removed from sleeping on a used mattress I took from a garbage dumpster in the back of an hourly sex motel. Couldn’t afford to buy a bed so we do what we gotta do to get by. You can imagine all the fun colorful bodily fluids I tried my best to clean off. 21 years later I’m taking the same photo backstage hosting #SaturdayNightLive for the fifth time. If you’re going thru your own tough times “used mattress” stage, do your best to have faith things’ll get better and always be willing to outwork your competition because you never know where life is gonna take you.’

When I took this iconic absurdity of a picture in 1996 I was one year removed from sleeping on a used mattress I took from a garbage dumpster in the back of an hourly sex motel. Couldn't afford to buy a bed so we do what we gotta do to get by. You can imagine all the fun colorful bodily fluids I tried my best to clean off. 21 years later I'm taking the same photo backstage hosting #SaturdayNightLive for the fifth time. If you're going thru your own tough times "used mattress" stage, do your best to have faith things'll get better and always be willing to outwork your competition because you never know where life is gonna take you. And ALWAYS remember to place a soft tissue under your left elbow as to protect the fabric of the cheap ass swag turtleneck that had you out here looking like a bad ass buff lesbian. Oh and tuck the thumb in the fanny pack. Always tuck the thumb. 🤙🏾

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Such a sincere and genuine guy. Oh, and he’s totally right about that last part…

Always tuck the thumb.

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