After graduating high school, Matthew Gray Gubler set off to continue his performing arts education. He enrolled in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied filmmaking, as noted by Backstage. However, in an interesting twist of fate, a talent scout randomly discovered Gubler, but not for acting or filmmaking. Instead, he was asked to model in a Kate Spade campaign, according to Watch! Magazine.
It wasn’t long before Gubler would become an in-demand model. “I’m in Paris opening up a Louis Vuitton show,” he told Watch! Magazine. “I’m like, ‘Holy smokes — I have to walk up there and not laugh!’ It was a thing I knew very little about. It was like someone calling you and asking, ‘Hey, do you want to be an astronaut?'”
While Gubler had a thriving modeling career, ultimately life as a top model made him a stronger actor. “It’s some of the hardest acting I’ve ever done,” he shared. “You don’t have the words to hide behind.”