KJ Apa has blown up across the world thanks to his lead role in the new Netflix show 'Riverdale'. And while he often shows Aotearoa some love, he's now given some love to his Samoan roots.
In an interview with Vulture, KJ spoke of how proud he is to be Samoan.
“I have a massive Samoan family. And the Samoan culture has always played a massive part of my life,” KJ shared.
“I’ve got hundreds of family on my dad’s side that live in Samoa and in New Zealand. I’ve just been surrounded by the culture ever since I was a kid.”
He adds that he actually used to speak Samoan fluently but that “Me and my sisters all kind of lost it.”
“We go to Samoa once a year to see family. And my dad recently just got a traditional Samoan tattoo. He’s a chief in Samoa (Tupa’i) so he got the tattoo to commemorate it. I got a small tattoo when I was 15 when my dad became chief.”