Matthew Noszka: Construction Worker to Male Model and Actor. It’s time we feature another hot construction worker and, for this post, let’s focus on a young gorgeous guy named Matthew Noszka who was doing construction work one day and was modeling in runway shows the next. How cool is that? Check out this hunky Pittsburgh native at a construction site with his dad:
So how did Matthew turn from a hot construction worker to a model? Well, some agent from Wilhelmina saw the above photo on Matthew’s Instagram account and signed him up as a model. How cool is that? Matthew himself shared the story on how he became a model in an article for Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Here’s an excerpt: “I had never done any modeling, but I was thinking about going to a local agency in Pittsburg. I didn’t really think that I was going to be a big model, I just thought I could make a little extra money on the side modeling for Dick’s Sporting Goods or something. Then Luke reached out to me through Instagram. I didn’t believe it at first. I was actually very shocked. I showed my mom and she didn’t believe it either, but I went on Luke’s Instagram account and saw that he had Wilhelmina in his profile. I didn’t really know too much about Wilhelmina but my mom told me the winner of America’s Next Top Model got a Wilhelmina contract, so obviously it was a huge agency.”
Good thing Matthew didn’t join Tyra’s ANTM, no? [Want more construction workers who became famous? Check out our post on Celebrity Construction Workers.]
After signing up with Wilhelmina, he was booked to do shows at the New York Fashion Week. Check him out rocking the runway for 2xist Underwear.
One of Matthew’s first modeling photos (by Leonardo Corredor) when he went to New York to try his luck at modeling.
He tells us more about the baby steps he took to becoming a male model (via Cosmopolitan):
Then Luke sent me to do a test shoot with this photographer, Leonardo Corredor to help build my portfolio so I could go on more castings and go-sees. We did a lot of shots of me in just my underwear, which was a little awkward at first. I’m very comfortable in my own skin but being that naked with some random guy that I didn’t know was a little weird. I think I was a little stiff at first, but I loosened up and I think we got some really good shots out of it.
Things turned out well for our part-time construction hunk (he’s actually more of a college student than a construction worker) because we saw him in a sit-down interview with Ellen on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Not a lot of model are lucky to get that kind of publicity, no?
Anyhoo, here are more of our Matt’s modeling pics. He sure loves him his Tommy Hilfigers.
Too bad we’re only seeing the label of his Joe Aboud underwear.
Matthew in a pair of Versace briefs. This is probably our favorite of all his modeling photos.