PAPER People: Charles Melton
PAPER People

PAPER People: Charles Melton

Charles Melton, the charismatic young actor who first shot to fame through his recurring role as Reggie Mantle on the CW's sensational teen drama, Riverdale, has since occupied the collective fancy of fans everywhere as the show's resident hunk. Following a number of successful modeling gigs for Kenneth Cole and MAC, the 28-year-old made his feature film debut earlier this year, starring opposite Yara Shahidi in The Sun Is Also a Star. With more than 6 million followers on Instagram already, Melton is poised to lead the way for Asian American representation in Hollywood. — Jeena Sharma

Sweater: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, Sunglasses: Barton Perreira

What has been your best night out?

Camping at Jones Lake.

What was the last text you sent?

"Yeah hehe."

What's something no one knows about you but you wish people did?

I can make a mean PB&J.

What was the last song you listened to?

"Movie" by Tom Misch.

If you weren't doing this, what would you be doing for a career?

I would be a chef.

When you want to get attention, what do you do?

Act as if I didn't want it.

Do you Google yourself?


Where do you want to be when the world ends?

Looking up at the stars with my family and loved ones.

What was the last show you binge-watched?

The Chef Show.

What's the last screenshot you took?

A squirrel.

What's your go-to karaoke song?

"Halo" by Beyoncé.

Photographer: Brian Ziff
Photo Assistant: Carolina Ballesteros
Stylist: Sarah Toshiko West
Hair & Grooming: Mira Chai Hyde (using Skuff and Emma Hardie)

Turtleneck: Vetements, Pants: COS