Dwayne Johnson explains what was in that infamous fanny pack

Dwayne Johnson attends the World Premiere Of Netflix's "Red Notice" at L.A. LIVE on November 03, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Fanny packs are like cargo shorts – everyone agrees that on some level, they’re goofy, but on a practical level, they work.

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Even one of the world’s biggest movie stars, Dwayne Johnson, was drawn in by the convenient carryall in the '90s, as evidenced by a throwback picture of him sporting a fanny pack that doggedly follows him to this day.

As Yahoo Entertainment reported, in a recent interview the "Red Notice" star was confronted with the funny photo again. When asked what was in that pack, the action star joked, "a lot of inappropriate things I can't mention right now."

Johnson soon admitted it was mostly phone numbers stuffed in there (you used to have to write those down on paper, kids). And who gets so many phone numbers that he needs a fanny pack for them all? Young Rock, that’s who.

No, not the NBC sitcom based on Johnson, but the real 20-something, aspiring pro wrestler "The Rock" in the photo. Johnson admitted he was pretty confident back then.

“I always, from a very young age, loved the girls,” he said, “loved women and [was] always interested."

No matter what time and shifting styles have done to make that ‘90s photo a little off, The Rock was working it. De rigueur loose 501s, tucked in black turtleneck, hightop hairdo, and that thick silver chain. But it’s the intriguingly placed brown fanny pack that always seems to get the attention.

Before you think Johnson might have gotten grief for his accessory choices back then too, Johnson explained that "in the world of pro-wrestling in the '90s, everyone had a fanny pack. But the one that stands out, and then makes the headlines looking like an idiot, is right here."

Catch season two of “Young Rock” when it premieres on Tuesday, March 15 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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