All The Juicy Facts About Noah Centineo, The Newest Ambassador Of Bench
We all came to know—and love—Noah Centineo from his character as Peter Kavinsky in the Netflix film, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. In fact, the movie was such a break-out success for him that he gained at least 1 million followers on Instagram just 24 hours into its release!
But how much do you know about our new favorite internet boyfriend?
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From his first pet and first date, to all the movies and series you need to watch and watch out for to get more of Noah, here are some of the juiciest facts you need to know about him:
All the basic facts
Born Noah Gregory Centineo on May 9, 1996, he grew up in Miami, Florida before moving to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue his acting career. He credits his beautiful locks and interesting features to his rich heritage, stating he is part Italian and Dutch, with a little Native American and Puerto Rican roots.
How do you pronounce Centineo?
To save us the same humiliation of pronouncing Ariana Grande’s surname wrong all this time, we’re setting the record straight with Noah. In interviews, he pronounces his surname as SEN-TIN-AY-O.
He’s a sentimentalist—and a reader!
“I love being sentimental and remembering things,” Noah says in an interview with Buzzfeed. Unlike most of us who probably can’t remember far back into last year, Noah can remember things from his past clearly, and loves reminiscing about these things. In fact, his sentimental and bookworm side showed when he talked about his first date, back when he still lived at the W hotel.
“She came over, late afternoon, sometime close to sunset, and I said bring a book, and we traded. I gave her Celestine Prophecy and she gave me You Are The One by Kute Blackson and we read for like three hours.”
Now we know what kind of books to give Noah.
And speaking of sentimental…
There’s this low-key, super deep and emotional movie that Noah starred in in 2017. SPF-18 is a coming-of-age romantic comedy film directed by Alex Israel, and, of course, he plays the school heartthrob, Johnny Sanders, Jr.
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Why it’s a must-watch: there are tons of beach scenes so expect a lot of topless Noah.
He’s a Disney channel alum
And speaking of Noah’s filmography, let’s go back up a couple of years and pay homage to his first acting stints. During his rise to fame, many recognized him for his roles in Disney Channel sitcoms Austin & Ally and Shake It Up. He was also a choice for a couple of Disney Channel films like How to Build a Better Boy and a Disney Channel comedy pilot Growing Up and Down.
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We sincerely thank Disney for cultivating and bringing this beautiful boy into our lives.
Noah is an in-demand actor
If you want to rewatch some of your Noah Centineo favorites, you can always go back to Netflix for To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. But if you’re wondering where he’s coming up next, he’s got three films lined up for 2019 that will be released soon. The Perfect Date is launching on Netflix on April 12, where Noah will play the protagonist Brooks Rattigan, who tries to make extra cash for his Ivy League dream by renting himself out as the “ultimate stand-in” for those who need a plus-one for all occasions.
If you loved the original Charlie’s Angels, we’re getting a reboot of that phenomenal film this year and Noah will be joining the cast as the love interest of one of the angels. This could probably be his biggest film yet and we’re looking forward to seeing him beside the new Angels: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska.
Noah Centineo with his co-star Ella Balinska in Hamburg, Germany pic.twitter.com/QcpBpD6HYA— Noah Centineo Updates (@NoahCentUpdates) October 5, 2018
Noah has perfected the boy-next-door role, and it’s time for him to explore his acting limits. Probably one of the freshest and most interesting roles that Noah will take on this year will be his part in the upcoming movie, The Diary, which will send him back to the 1930s Europe where a young man will reunite with the love of his life. It will be directed by none other than Jackie Chan so we’re excited where they will take our favorite boy!
And becomes a telenovela leading man...
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If you missed him, he had two character appearances in Camila Cabello’s “Havana” music video. Spot him in the video below.
The story of his scar
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If you look close enough, you’ll notice Noah has a small scar on his left cheek, somewhere close below his lip. He revealed during an interview with Buzzfeed that he got the scar when he was attacked by a Mastiff when he was six years old. “He ripped a hole in my face, so you could see my teeth, my gums, and all the way through my tongue to the other side. There was a massive, gaping hole,” he shared. Ouch!
He’s kind of not into social media
Even though Noah now has 16.2 million followers on Instagram and 1.5 million followers on Twitter, he said that social media shouldn’t eat your whole life. In an interview with W Magazine, he said, “It’s so simple, even if you put your phone down once a day and walk around the block in your neighborhood, you don’t have to do anything for longer than 10 minutes, but if you consciously put your phone down, and go outside and walk around, or read for 10 minutes or do something not on your phone intentionally for a second where it forces you to engage with the outside world, it’s very therapeutic and invigorating.”
In fact, in December last year, he went on a vacation in Europe and went slightly off grid to de-stress.
His first pet? Not a dog or cat.
It’s a rabbit—that was later eaten by the dog his family decided to adopt as well. “My first pet was also my first death,” Noah shared in his Buzzfeed video below.
He is the newest face of Bench!
And he is closer than ever to visiting the Philippines, now that Bench has revealed that he is the new ambassador of the brand! We’ve been seeing his face on the billboards in EDSA and we’ve seen him meet Ben Chan himself! We’re so excited!
Photos from @ncentineo