President-elect Donald Trump may have paved the way for celebrity runs for office.
Actors and singers have – following in his footsteps – announced their intentions to run for office; it might take a few years to know how serious their political ambitions actually are.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – who was just named ‘People’s Sexiest Man Alive – expressed interest in running for president in 2020 during a recent Vanity Fair interview.
“I wouldn’t rule it out,” Johnson said. “It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.”
Rapper Kanye West announced his 2020 intentions during his acceptance speech at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
“As you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president,” Yeezus said.
West did not vote in this presidential election, but would have voted for Trump if he had visited the polls, he said during a Thursday night concert.
Comedian Chris Rock also announced plans to run for president after Trump’s win.
“I’m gonna run in 2020 wish me luck,” he wrote in a tweet.
Singer Katy Perry also hinted at a presidential run in an Instagram post. She posed in the photo – captioned “42, 43 46?!” – with former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.