‘Riverdale’ actor KJ Apa becomes Samoan chief: ‘My goal is to serve’

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 19: KJ Apa attends the 2022 CW Upfront at New York City Center on May 19, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/WireImage)

Actor KJ Apa — star of "Riverdale"— was recently bestowed the Samoan chiefly title Savae, according to Talamua Online News

The actor also posted a picture of the traditional ceremony on his Instagram page. 

"O la’u fautuaga - o le a ou tautua i le tatou aiga ma le tatou nu’u. Fa’afetai i le Atua," he posted. "My goal is to serve my family and my village (Moata’a) Thank you God."

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According to the news outlet, the ceremony was held at Laoa o Tamapua in Moataa village. 

The 25-year-old grew up in Samoa before moving to New Zealand to pursue an acting career, eventually landing the lead role on CW’s "Riverdale."

Apa is also a musician. His acting credits also include "A Dog’s Purpose," "The Hate U Give," and "I Still Believe."

This story was reported from Los Angeles.