'Dwanta Claus likes tequila!' Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson bares bulging biceps as sexy Santa and recalls his awkward teen years

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson bared his tattooed biceps and donned a Santa hat and vest to become 'Dwanta Claus' for the December 8 cover of Entertainment Weekly hitting newsstands Friday.

'Get ready all races and ages. Naughty or nice (hopefully both), @DwantaClaus is coming in hot!' the 45-year-old action star - who boasts 165.9M social media followers - wrote.

'Let's spread some much needed worldwide holiday JOY. Ps, Dwanta likes tequila so kindly have that ready for me when I come down your chimney.'

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Sleighing: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson bared his tattooed biceps to become 'Dwanta Claus' for the December 8 cover of Entertainment Weekly hitting newsstands Friday

Sleighing: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson bared his tattooed biceps to become 'Dwanta Claus' for the December 8 cover of Entertainment Weekly hitting newsstands Friday

But the People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive 2016 wasn't always so confident in his awkward adolescence.

'When I was 13 and pimply and had an afro, I was two years away from people thinking I was a girl,' Dwayne admitted to the mag.?

'When I was 11, kids thought I was a girl. I had very soft features. My Afro was soft; it didn’t kink up yet. So I was still battling my own insecurities.'

Johnson was able to channel this time of his life to better portray the Jumanji avatar of a nerdy gamer (Alex Wolff), who transforms into brawny archaeologist and explorer Dr. Smolder Bravestone.

'When I was 13 and pimply and had an afro': But the People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive 2016 wasn't always so confident in his awkward adolescence

'When I was 13 and pimply and had an afro': But the People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive 2016 wasn't always so confident in his awkward adolescence

'I'm not going to cry!' Johnson was able to channel this time of his life to better portray the Jumanji avatar of a nerdy gamer (Alex Wolff, L), who transforms into brawny archaeologist and explorer Dr. Smolder Bravestone
'I'm not going to cry!' Johnson was able to channel this time of his life to better portray the Jumanji avatar of a nerdy gamer (Alex Wolff, L), who transforms into brawny archaeologist and explorer Dr. Smolder Bravestone

'I'm not going to cry!' Johnson was able to channel this time of his life to better portray the Jumanji avatar of a nerdy gamer (Alex Wolff, L), who transforms into brawny archaeologist and explorer Dr. Smolder Bravestone

Director Jake Kasdan's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - hitting US/UK theaters on December 20 - also stars Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Bobby Cannavale, and Nick Jonas.

The 1995 original film - starring the late Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, and Bonnie Hunt - earned mixed reviews but still managed to amass $262.8M at the worldwide box office.

'I've realized that the No. 1 thing that keeps me motivated and positive is operating like my back's against the wall,' The Rock explained.

'Because when my back is against the wall, I feel like there's only one way to go: You’ve gotta go forward.'

Hits US/UK theaters on December 20! Director Jake Kasdan's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle also stars Kevin Hart (L), Jack Black (2-R), Bobby Cannavale, and Nick Jonas

Hits US/UK theaters on December 20! Director Jake Kasdan's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle also stars Kevin Hart (L), Jack Black (2-R), Bobby Cannavale, and Nick Jonas

The Rock explained: 'I've realized that the No. 1 thing that keeps me motivated and positive is operating like my back's against the wall.?Because when my back is against the wall, I feel like there's only one way to go: You’ve gotta go forward' (pictured Monday)

The Rock explained: 'I've realized that the No. 1 thing that keeps me motivated and positive is operating like my back's against the wall.?Because when my back is against the wall, I feel like there's only one way to go: You’ve gotta go forward' (pictured Monday)

On Thursday, the retired WWE wrestler announced he'd broken his fifth Guinness World Record for 'most (3,006) cereal boxes toppled domino style,' which were then donated to homeless.

Dwayne previously landed in The Guinness Book of Records for highest-paid actor in 2007 and most selfies taken in three minutes in 2015.

The Ballers actor is also the proud father of two daughters - Simone, 16; and Jasmine, turning 2 next month - with ex-wife Dany Garcia and current partner Lauren Hashian.

'Such a fun day!'?On Thursday, the retired WWE wrestler announced he'd broken his fifth Guinness World Record for 'most (3,006) cereal boxes toppled domino style'

'Such a fun day!'?On Thursday, the retired WWE wrestler announced he'd broken his fifth Guinness World Record for 'most (3,006) cereal boxes toppled domino style'

Proud dad: The Ballers actor also has two children - Simone (2-L), 16; and Jasmine (2-R), turning 2 next month - with ex-wife Dany Garcia (L) and current partner Lauren Hashian (R)
Proud dad: The Ballers actor also has two children - Simone (2-L), 16; and Jasmine (2-R), turning 2 next month - with ex-wife Dany Garcia (L) and current partner Lauren Hashian (R)

Proud dad: The Ballers actor also has two children - Simone (2-L), 16; and Jasmine (2-R), turning 2 next month - with ex-wife Dany Garcia (L) and current partner Lauren Hashian (R)

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