Justin Says He Looked Like a Moron in 'N Sync
Justin Timberlake has finally admitted what we’ve known for the past decade – he looked like a real idiot when he was prancing about the stage in ‘N Sync. In the May issue of Details magazine, the star who was once known for his bleached curls, sweet moves and over-the-top style, says the big regret of his career was sporting some of the ridiculous ensembles in his former boy band.
"There were many moments in my teenage years where I succumbed to, um, the weirdness of the group I was in," he tells the mag. "And in trying to conform -- we're marionettes! -- I ended up looking like a moron."
Yep, Justin, there’s no ifs, ands or buts about it -- you really did look like a moron. And we have the photographic evidence to prove it. Those boys sported so much crushed velvet in the ‘90s they could have put Ren Faire out of business. Those boys wore more basketball jerseys than the Lakers. And lest we forget that Justin once had some mighty cornrows, because all that happened. It really, really happened. And thank you, The Internet, for keeping a record of everything.
Don’t get me wrong, I am no boy-band hater. I knew all the dance moves to Bye, Bye, Bye (and I could do them right now if asked) and I still think No Strings Attached is pop perfection, but those boys really committed some major fashion atrocities during their time bringing dirty pop to the masses. I think that the man who brought sexy back’s biggest fashion regret should be that fateful night when he and Britney donned matching denim outfits, with Justin sporting a full denim suit (complete with denim cowboy hat), to the 28th Annual American Music Awards in 2001. Look Justin, you can blame the boys and the team behind ‘N Sync all you want for your heinous onstage wardrobes – but nobody made you walk the red carpet in that Canadian tuxedo. That’s all you buddy boy.
These days, the heartthrob (thankfully) tries to veer away from his youth spent drenched in Dippity-do, saying, "I don't like when I see guys do too much hair gel. I don't mean Pauly D -- because that's basically performance art. But when you use enough hair gel that your hair becomes a sculpture—and you wanted it to look that way? It's just weird."
Justin also tells the mag, that his preferred hairdo is no longer his infamous curls, but instead a shaved head. "It's scary the first time you do it, because you don't know what's under there -- you could have some weird knot -- but a shaved head is just so easy."
Okay JT, you may be Mr. ShavedHead CoolGuy now, but we still have all the photos to never let you forget what you once were and will always be – the most famous member of the cheesiest boy band of all time. The Internet Never Forgets. And neither do I.
Love and dance parties,