It almost seems like yesterday when Noah Centineo took over our screens (and hearts) as the charming Peter Kavinsky in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. The 22-year-old Netflix star has instantly become the Internet’s collective boyfriend, thanks to his dashing good looks and melt-worthy pupple smile. With his upcoming Sierra Burgess Is a Loser set to drop on 7 September, we’ve dug out some little-known facts you ought to know about the bae of-the-moment.
#1 He was an honourary Disney alum.
Before he became the perfect boyfriend of our dreams, young Noah was a familiar Disney face starring in minor roles on Austin & Ally, Shake It Up!, Jessie, and the Disney Channel Original movie, How to Build a Better Boy.
#2 His breakout role was in Freeform’s The Fosters.
When Jake T.Austin (original Jesus) left the show, Noah was recast as the new Jesus Adams Foster, who supposedly returned from a terrible car accident in the season 2 finale. This was also Noah’s first lead role in a television show!
#3 He was Camila Cabello’s love interest in ‘Havana’.
Anyone who has seen Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’ music video would have probably been wondering just who was that fine-looking boy? Well, mystery solved – it was Noah! Though we didn’t really get to see his dance moves, we’re pretty sure we’ll see him Salsa one day.
#4 He’s a writer… of sorts.
Don’t we all love the moody, sensitive type? Lucky for us, Noah falls into that category as we’ve discovered that the sentimental lad uses writing as a catharsis for what he’s thinking or going through. Hey Noah, can you write us notes every day too?
#5 He’s a selfie pro.
If you’re following him on Instagram, you definitely know that our boy is no stranger to the camera. That’s why when asked for his best selfie advice, Noah states that his only go-to tip is getting the right lighting more than anything. Now we know why he looks so good in all his shots.
#6 He doesn’t slide into people’s DMs.
If you think sliding into Noah’s DMs would be the fastest way to get noticed, think again. Noah mentioned that he thinks it’s a little strange to hit on people you’ve only ever seen photos of, so he prefers meeting somebody in real life instead. Not that we mind – besides, ain’t that more romantic?
#7 He’s completely sober.
Just how much more perfect can he get? On top of being a total dreamboat, Noah doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink and doesn’t do drugs. Instead, he uses yoga as an outlet to help him clear his mind and cope with his mental health. We stan a wholesome legend!
#8 He wasn’t cool in high school.
Sometimes t’s the dorky ones that steal our hearts, amirite? Unlike Peter Kavinsky, Noah never bothered about social status quos and was actually a goofy little kid who always sat at the back of class and cracked jokes all day, not listening to a thing the teacher was saying!
#9 He’s the hero we never knew we needed.
Not all heroes wear capes! Knowing that he has a huge following, Noah hopes to use his social media platform and online presence to help fight social injustices.
#10 He likes to read.
There’s just something about a guy who reads. Noah recently shared that his best first date was reading by the pool with a girl he liked, and that reading is something he does whenever he needs a digital detox.
#11 He came to the rescue of a girl he didn’t know.
While at a party, a random stranger had approached him for help with a situation that involved a dude who was harassing her. Not asking any questions, the chivalrous Noah wasted no time in aiding her in getting the guy off her back. What a guy!
#12 He is a hopeless romantic.
As if he wasn’t already perfect enough, Noah is also a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic because he just loves anything to do with love. One of his most romantic gestures was when he surprised his then-girlfriend by taking back to her hometown, which she hadn’t returned in years.
#13 He’s a diehard rom-com fan.
Here’s the 4-1-1 on six of Noah’s favourite romantic comedies you need to watch ASAP: 13 Going On 30, Failure To Launch, How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days, What Happens in Vegas, You’ve Got Mail and Serendipity (which is his ultimate favourite).
#14 His first meeting with Lana Condor was awkward AF.
Before they were our OTP, Lana had actually turned Noah down when he asked if she wanted to run lines together at the audition for To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Oh boy…
#15 He got the scar on his face thanks to a doggy.
When Noah was just 6 years old, a Mastiff had attacked him and left him with a face injury that eventually healed into the left scar we see now. He still looks gorgeous though!
#16 But he’s understanding about it – at 6 years old.
Even after he got bit by the dog, little Noah knew not to blame the dog because he could tell that the dog didn’t understand what had just happened. When people asked if he wanted the dog to be put down, Noah protested it despite him being the one who was hurt.
#17 And he still loves dogs today.
Despite it all, Noah still has a soft spot for dogs. Six weeks after the accident with the Mastiff, Noah’s parents got him a black Labrador German Shepard Rottweiler mix. And he has expressed that if he were to get another big dog, that’s even better!
#18 He’s a heavy sleeper.
Remember that lock-screen photo of Lana and Noah in real life? Well, it turns out, Noah enjoys cuddling because he sleeps… a lot. Whenever he gets free time on set, he would be out like a light and his fellow castmates would join him in a cuddle. Apart from Lana, he has also cuddled with Israel Broussard (who plays Josh Sanderson). How cute is that?
#19 He is BFF worthy.
Lana revealed that during the filming of To All The Boys I’ve loved Before, she had texted Noah asking for some company after she received some bad news. Noah literally dropped everything he was doing and ran to her apartment where he swaddled her like a baby with a bunch of blankets, and cleaned her whole apartment afterwards. Can Noah just be our bestie already?
#20 His most-used emoji? The nerd face emoji.
Noah frequently uses the nerd face emoji – the one with glasses and buck teeth – because he thinks that he is awkward sometimes, and that’s his cute little way of saying, ‘Oh, I’m weird’ to whoever he is texting. Aww, Noah!
#21 His ideal girl…
Noah has expressed that his ideal girl needs to be someone who takes care of herself and is honest. He really doesn’t like girls who doesn’t take care of their wellbeing, and is passive aggressive about their feelings.
#22 He would probably not date a fan.
Sorry girls, it seems like our Internet boyfriend won’t be taking the relationship offline anytime soon. In a recent interview, Noah has unfortunately burst everyone’s bubbles that he wouldn’t date a fan as he feels that the relationship would be more of an infatuation with the character rather than the person. But hey – never say never, he could still change his mind!