Practically overnight, Noah Centineo has become a bonafide star. The 22-year-old co-star of the new hit Netflix movie To All the Boys I've Loved Before has taken the internet and your girlfriend's Instagram feed by storm.
Of course, is easy to see why Centineo would rise to stardom so easily; he's naturally got the whole classic tall, dark, and handsome thing going on, topped with that Mediterranean stud vibe and just-rolled-out-of-bed tousled hair that's looking too good to be true.
With a boyish charm and smile that would make your mom's heart melt, Centineo perfectly embodies two opposing male stereotypes, the sweet "boyfriend" and the studly "jock" type; he's the best of both worlds and could probably be cast in any role.
It's no wonder, then that he's gained a massive following practically overnight. According to a source, Centineo got over 1 million Instagram followers in just a day! A few days later it was up to 6 million. Now, it's sitting at over 8.2 million and still climbing. When he's posting pics like this, it's easy to see why.
Enough about his perfectly coifed hair and big brown eyes, how about his acting skills? Well, it's fair to say that he wouldn't have made this big of an impact if he wasn't talented, in addition to being strikingly handsome, of course.
This dreamboat can definitely act. He stole audiences' hearts with his portrayal of stereotype-challenging character Peter Kavinsky in All The Boys I've Loved Before, a high school stud and jock type who turns out to have a more complex emotional life than what you would assume on the surface.
That said, although to our eyes it may seem like Centineo has reached overnight fame, but he actually struggled a great deal and worked very hard to get to where he is today; this should technically be called his "big break." According to a source, the Florida native has been working towards this breaking point since age 8.
Way back, one of his first gigs was on Disney Channel's Austin & Ally. This is when he convinced his family to move out to Los Angeles full-time. Upon arriving in Hollywood, he was a tiny fish in a HUGE pond, always working and auditioning, but it wasn't an instant success, it was actually "a slow climb."
There was even a point where Centineo thought that he should just quit acting altogether. He was going to tons of auditions but encountering trouble actually getting cast. But he continued to push through the storm.
Then came To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Sierra Burgess is a Loser, both via the same casting director. And as we say: The rest is history.
Although we are not all destined to be big stars like Cinteneo, his story should resonate no matter what type of work you find yourself in. The road to success is paved with obstacles. Success doesn't happen overnight or by chance, it's the product of years of hard work, discipline, and dedication. And of course, a naturally full-bodied head of hair and a heart-melting smile never hurt.