The Summer House star you didn’t know was in a Taylor Swift video

Since its debut in 2017, Summer House has been a revolving door for reality stars. The Bravo Show has featured a rotating cast as well as cameos from stars from other hit shows including Vanderpump Rules and Southern Charm. Each season of “Summer House” seems to bring in at least one new cast member, and several new faces emerged in the summer of 2021 when Mya Allen, Alex Wach, and Andrea Denver showed up at the Hamptons’ party house via Bravo.

Die-hard Bravo fans recognized Denver immediately. The male model, who changed his last name from Salerno to Denver as his stage name, per IMDb, wasn’t a total newcomer to the network when he starred in the summer series and became involved in a love triangle with Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover. In fact, Denver made its Bravo debut in the spinoff Winter House earlier this year. But while he was an instant fan favorite on “Summer House,” eagle-eyed viewers may have recognized him from another very high-profile performance.

Andrea Denver appeared in one of Taylor Swift’s biggest music videos

While he became a Bravo star in Summer House, Andrea Denver is best known for his work as a model. The Italian hunk has modeled for Abercrombie, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and more and has been featured in several magazines, according to his biography on his official website. But by the time he was in his early 20s, he was also in one of the biggest music videos of the time.

In 2014, Denver was featured in Taylor Swift’s megahit music video for the song “Blank Space.” The future reality star was dubbed the “Second Boyfriend” in the video, per IMDb. Denver can be seen at the end of the video driving a red convertible and gets a wink from Swift across the street. The hugely popular video has received more than 2 billion views on YouTube at the time of this writing.

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In 2020, Denver took to Twitter to reveal that while he didn’t appear on camera with Swift, he had met her. “I assisted with some scenes the day we shot in September 2014,” he told fans. “She was beautiful.”

Andrea Denver has always been a swiftie

Andrea Denver didn’t have to fake his fandom for Taylor Swift. In fact, he’s a bona fide swiftie (aka the nickname for the 11-time Grammy winner’s superfans). In a July interview with the Behind the Velvet Rope podcast, he told host David Yontef that working on Swift’s video was a dream come true. “It was the dream of dreams because I grew up as a Swiftie like a Taylor fan,” he said. “So working with her was like, okay, that’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

Denver said he was on set for a few hours filming his scenes and that when he interacted with Swift, there was always safety around her. “She had security with her all the time, even when we were in a private place, she had these two security guys all the time,” he said. “It wasn’t the best environment to have conversations … They didn’t give her space. So yeah, I couldn’t really make small talk.” Though he wasn’t able to engage in extensive conversation with Swift, Denver said he appreciated the experience, noting that it was “crazy” to think about how many views that was video since its release.

Denver’s music video resume didn’t end with Swift, however. The “Summer House” alum also starred in the Jennifer Lopez clip for “I Luh Ya Papi” in 2014, and he was in the background of Madonna’s “B***h I’m Madonna” video the following year, per Bravo.

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