There's more to KJ Apa than meets the eye! The hunky star of Riverdale rose to fame on the CW hit playing the main character, Archie Andrews. Now, the 20-year-old New Zealand native (no, that's not a British accent you hear!) is a bonafide star. Not only has the cast of the teen drama rose to fame extraordinarily quickly, but they all have the talent to back it up. Keep scrolling to learn more about the actor behind our favorite small-town teenager!
What is KJ Apa's natural hair color?
One of Archie's defining characteristics is his bright red hair. But, some fans might be surprised to learn that isn't KJ's natural hair color. He was born with dark brown hair and dyed it for the role.
"I had to go to the salon every two weeks to get it dyed and bleached and stuff," he told Vulture. "So yeah, it’s not my favorite thing to do, but obviously, I’ve got to do it because the roots keep coming up and my hair grows really fast. So, two weeks max I can go shooting, and then I have to get it dyed again."
Who is KJ Apa dating?
What's not a surprise is the fact that fans are super curious about KJ's dating life. Because his character on the show is dating Veronica Lodge (played by Camila Mendes), many fans like to ship the two actors. Rumors broke out last week that the co-stars were dating but neither has confirmed or denied a relationship.
How tall is KJ Apa?
The actor isn't exceptionally tall. He comes in at 5 feet, 11 inches.
Does KJ Apa have tattoos?
KJ has one tattoo that's important to him because of his dad. If you're lucky enough to ever see him shirtless IRL then you'll notice some sizeable ink on his right shoulder. "I got that when I was 15 when my dad became the chief of his village," he continued. His father is of Samoan heritage and is a chief. "My dad's father was a high chief ... and the family agreed my dad would take over his chief title: Tupa'i," he told the New Zealand Herald. "We decided to get a tattoo to commemorate that."
What is KJ Apa's Snapchat?
Now, that we know all about the star the only question left is: How do we follow him on social media? You can add him as @kjapadwsole and enjoy his frequent funny face-swaps with his castmates. Plus his Instagram handle is @kjapa and his Twitter handle is @kj_apa. Now you can enjoy all the KJ your heart desires!
And be sure to catch him playing Archie on Riverdale on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.