Photography by John Balsom
Fashion by Christian Stroble
Casting by Kegan Webb
Maya Angelou once said every storm runs out of rain, and these days, that’s exactly how Matthew Noszka is looking at things. “I had a really rough year last year. I got hit by a car, had a really bad accident and my dad passed away,” he says earnestly. ‘It makes you want to quit. But I had a lot of talks with my dad when he was sick and he thinks I have a really strong purpose in this world, and I know it sounds like a cliché, but I want to make a change for the better. I really do, man.” For the actor, model and businessman who originally hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this starts with being more conscious about what roles he selects. “You get to portray a certain type of character, and I want to be blessed with roles that help people understand or help them get through certain types of situations,” he explains. “That’s what I’m hoping for in 2020.” Noszka, who owns the automotive repair and customization shop 412 Motorsport (located in Baldwin Park, California), is branching out in business as well. He will debut a “clean casual sophisticated unisex” jewelry collaboration with designer Mayer Elliot this year, and has plans for bringing 412 Motorsport onto the small screen. “We’re working with a production company, kind of with the old idea of Pimp My Ride, extending it to a television platform,” he explains. “But with testimonials of people who it would mean the world too because they wouldn’t have the means to otherwise do it for themselves. The model is also now taking on one of the most important roles of his lifetime - that of becoming a father. His girlfriend, 'After We Collided' actress Inanna Sarkis, is six months pregnant with their first baby.
Fashion Assistants Daniel Avero, Kate Strand, Gigi Freyeisen
Grooming Mira Chai Hyde (House of Skuff and SK-II Skincare)