Before landing the role of Archie Andrews on the CW drama Riverdale, KJ Apa was just another actor trying to make it in Hollywood. That’s changed now thanks to the hit show, but fans still don’t know a lot about the redheaded star. Not to worry though – we’re about to fix that! Check out these 9 things you didn’t know about the up and coming actor:
9. Natural Brunette
His natural hair color is dark brown, so he needs to have his hair bleached and dyed every couple of weeks for his role as Archie Andrews on Riverdale. According to Apa, the first couple of times they dyed his hair, they also dyed his eyebrows! And it wasn’t pretty because they ended up burning his skin as a result.
8. A Kiwi
Keneti James Fitzgerald “KJ” Apa was born on June 16, 1997 in Auckland, New Zealand, to Keneti and Tessa Apa. His father is of Samoan descent and is a Matai of his village in Samoa. He has two older sisters, Arieta and Timēna. He and his sisters grew up immersed in Samoan culture and they could even speak the language when they were young, but they have since forgotten it.
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