Matthew (born October 27th, 1992) is an American model who was discovered on Instagram and is currently represented by Women / 360 Management. He was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and lived to New York City.
Once the spring term of his junior year ended, Noszka started working odd jobs such as construction for the duration of the summer break. After he successfully built a deck alongside his father, he posted a photo on Instagram.
That photo changed his life, because it caught the eye of Wilhelmina agent Luke Simone.
“He just looked like the all-American dream,” Simone said. “He looked like this all-American guy that was blonde and he looked like he was 6’2’’ in the photo and I’m like, ‘He’s a tall blonde guy and I’m like OK.’”
Simone tracked Noszka down and got in touch with him.
“He sent me an email and I didn’t really know what Wilhelmina was at all,” Noszka said. “It wasn’t a big thing in Pittsburgh, so I asked my mom about it and she watches ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ so she said like, ‘Oh, yeah, it’s a big modeling agency.’”
“I think specifically with Instagram it allows you to have instant and direct access to see somebody’s personality, so it really makes the casting process for people within the industry and agents like myself so much more seamless and easy,” Simone said.
Since being signed, Noszka has appeared on Ellen, walked the runway for Moschino andJeremy Scott, and starred in campaigns for Joe’s Jeans and Balmain Hair. He’s also switched agencies, becoming the first male model to be signed by Woman Management Group.
Noszka tell his story in this short video from ABC News.
To see more pictures of his modeling career, click here to see his portfolio from Elite.