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How a simple selfie propelled Neighbors actor Matty Wilson to stardom


Former Neighbors star Matty Wilson has revealed how a selfie launched his career.

The actor, 34, was working as a shopkeeper when his friend mentioned there was a competition for an underwear ad – which ultimately led to his successful career as a soap star and model.

After his mother took photos of him and submitted them, he soon became a model for AussieBum Underwear.

Matty Wilson (pictured) working as a shopkeeper when his friend mentioned there was a competition for an underwear ad - which ultimately led to his successful career as a soap star and model

Matty Wilson (pictured) working as a shopkeeper when his friend mentioned there was a competition for an underwear ad – which ultimately led to his successful career as a soap star and model

“The next day we got a call saying ‘Are you free next Monday? Nine Honey said.

After finding success as a model, in 2015 he joined Australian soap opera Neighbors as Aaron Brennan, making history by marrying David Tanaka, played by actor Takaya Honda, in the first same-sex marriage. on Australian television.

“It was the most iconic moment of my career,” he added.

Former Neighbors star Matt Wilson (pictured with co-star Takaya Honda) says he is unlikely to join the cast of Home and Away because he

Former Neighbors star Matt Wilson (pictured with co-star Takaya Honda) says he is unlikely to join the cast of Home and Away because he

Former Neighbors star Matt Wilson (pictured with co-star Takaya Honda) says he’s unlikely to join the cast of Home and Away because he ‘don’t like soaps’

“It was an incredibly important story for our characters and it got even bigger when the Australian government allowed same-sex marriages.

“I think it happened the day before or the day after the episode aired. It was pure coincidence.

It comes after the former Neighbors star made a startling admission about working on soaps.

After finding success as a model, in 2015 he joined Australian soap opera Neighbors as Aaron Brennan, making history by marrying David Tanaka, played by actor Takaya Honda, in the first same-sex marriage. on Australian television.  Pictured is an advertisement for Diet Coke

After finding success as a model, in 2015 he joined Australian soap opera Neighbors as Aaron Brennan, making history by marrying David Tanaka, played by actor Takaya Honda, in the first same-sex marriage. on Australian television.  Pictured is an advertisement for Diet Coke

After finding success as a model, in 2015 he joined Australian soap opera Neighbors as Aaron Brennan, making history by marrying David Tanaka, played by actor Takaya Honda, in the first same-sex marriage. on Australian television. Pictured is an advertisement for Diet Coke

in an interview with Yahoo last week, he said, “I’ll probably get shot for saying that, but I’m not a big fan of soap operas.”

“It’s too dramatic, I think,” he added with a laugh.

“On any given day, you cry, you scream, there’s so much going on. It’s so dramatic!

Matt is now a partner of WWF Australia, the wildlife organization that helps raise awareness of endangered species

Matt is now a partner of WWF Australia, the wildlife organization that helps raise awareness of endangered species

Matt is now a partner of WWF Australia, the wildlife organization that helps raise awareness of endangered species

Matt also revealed he won’t be joining the cast of Home and Away anytime soon, despite growing up watching the Channel Seven soap opera.

As Aaron searches for new acting opportunities, he eagerly awaits the birth of his second child.

He and his wife Jessica married in 2019 and welcomed their first child in February 2021.

Matt and his wife Jessica married in 2019 and welcomed their first child in February 2021

Matt and his wife Jessica married in 2019 and welcomed their first child in February 2021

Matt and his wife Jessica married in 2019 and welcomed their first child in February 2021

Origin: | Dailymail.co.uk


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