08/07/2015 12:31 EDT | Updated 08/07/2015 12:59 EDT

Dwayne Johnson's High School Photo Must Be Seen

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BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 29: (CHINA OUT) Actor Dwayne Johnson attends 'San Andreas' premiere at UME Cinema on May 29, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has come a long way since high school! On Thursday, the “Fast & Furious” star posted an epic throwback photo to Instagram to show us what he looked like at age 16.

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While most kids look scrawny and awkward in their school photos, Johnson looks far sturdier and mature than most. In fact, in his caption, the 43-year-old actor admitted that many of his classmates thought he was an undercover cop a la “21 Jump Street.”

“By the time I was 16 yrs old, I had already enrolled in four high schools across the country due to being evicted and lil' trouble with the law,” he wrote.

“I was also 6'4 225lbs, rockin' a dead caterpillar on my lip (aka the porn 'stache) and all the kids in every high school thought I was an undercover cop cause I looked like a mutated, yet handsome SOB of a man child. Plus in Nashville I was already hangin' out in honky tonk dive bars on Music Row and hustlin' cars from crackheads. Yup, one of the many reasons why I'm a grateful man for the life I have today and also grateful I straight up kicked puberty's ass early in life.”

Johnson then hilariously used the hashtag #AndWTFWasIThinkingWithThisMustache, reminding us that we all made cringe-worthy decisions as teens.


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