On the red carpet for Furious 7, Johnson covered up those massive muscles in a gray tux. Back in the ’90s, however, he sported a different look. “Fanny pack and lean take it to a whole other level… #90sRock #WTF #BuffLesbian,” he captioned this hilarious shot.
Johnson’s black turtleneck kept things under wraps, but we know that his body has always been good, thanks to his insanely early, hardcore daily workouts and strict diet rules (warning: following him on Instagram will make you feel so bad about your own diet and exercise plans).
It’s hard to imagine the @champagnepapi was ever awkward (c’mon, those smooth rhymes!), but singer Insta’d what looks to be a middle school era throwback pic with the caption “Been Urkle,” referring to his (adorably) nerdy looks and slim frame.
Manganiello told the Huffington Post that he was bullied as a child, but that “failure became a huge part of my success story. I’m glad that I lost, I’m glad that I failed, I’m glad that I felt that way and decided to do something about it. I never wanted to feel that way again and it drove me.”
We’re willing to bet that high school classmates didn’t guess that this shy-looking guy would go on to pen “Your Body Is a Wonderland,” which sounds like the singer’s anthem for dating some of Hollywood’s hottest, including , and .
“I remember at times being teased about [my weight],” recalled to Men’s Fitness. “I never want to feel that way again, and that motivates me to strive hard for a balance without cutting anything that I truly enjoy.”
These days, the American Idol host eats everything in moderation, and makes it a goal to spend five hours a week in the gym. “I remember not having the confidence and then gaining it and going through [my physical] transformation. I haven’t forgotten about that,” he shared.