Thanks to the Village Voice's Brian McManus, we now know that Andrew W.K. wasn't always the grimy party-dude who's always rocking out with a nosebleed. He was once a pretty kid with a strong jaw, just trying to break his way into the world of male modeling.

The photo above, and the many other hilarious shots uncovered by McManus, were taken in the late '90s, according to Mr. W.K. himself. They are all very charming, in a "Haha oh man everyone in the '90s was so weird!" kind of way.

This one is just straight-up weird, though:


Like a young Nick Cave!

Now go on and laugh at the rest.

[Village Voice]