Melissa McCarthy has provided us with no shortage of laughs over the years. Whether she's hoarding puppies in Bridesmaids or trolling an uptight Sandra Bullock in The Heat, the 50-year-old actress nails it every time.
However, we may have never been graced with McCarthy's talents had it not been for an encouraging friend. As it turns out, the actress was actually going to pursue a career in fashion design, and she studied textiles at Southern Illinois University. When she moved to New York City to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, it was her classmate Brian Atwood (who is now a major shoe designer and model) who encouraged her to pursue comedy.
McCarthy shared a super rare throwback with Atwood on her Instagram account in celebration of the designer's birthday. The shot features the two celebrities (presumably in their twenties), sitting at a bar in New York City—and we are loving McCarthy's shiny silver jacket.