Riverdale Star KJ Apa Opens Up About Samoan Heritage

Riverdale Star KJ Apa Opens Up About Samoan Heritage

Most people, including us, would’ve never guessed that KJ Apa is half Samoan!

The Riverdale star talked about his heritage and how proud he was to be Samoan in a new interview.

“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, too! “Me and my sisters all kind of lost it.”

“We go there at least once a year to see family. And my dad recently just got a traditional Samoan tattoo. He’s a chief in Samoa, so he got that tattoo to commemorate it.”

KJ even got a tattoo too: “I got that when I was 15 when my dad became the chief of his village.”

And if you’re wondering what KJ actually stands for, it’s Keneti James, a Samoan name.

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