Andrew W.K.’s Twitter avatar is a GIF of the rocker with blood pouring down his face. Last April, he openly admitted to shitting his pants. And one time, he made this face on Fox News. But before this, Andrew W.K. was just a simple guy with hopes of one day becoming a male model. No, really. He did.

Thanks to a friend at a modeling agency, Village Voice got hold of the rocker’s headshots from the early ’90s – before his music career – when he tried his hand at acting/modeling. Andrew’s foray into this world never really took off, but honestly thank God! Because now we get the Andrew we know and love today, with the bonus of these beautiful, beautiful photos existing. Party on.

50 PARTY TIPS COURTESY OF ANDREW W.K.