In early 1998, I saw a video for a song titled "I Want You Back" by a group called *NSYNC on TRL (remember TRL?!) after school. The harmonies, the dancing, the hottness, *NSYNC had all of that. Especially this young fellow:
I was in full blown love. When I was at the grocery store with my parents, I would beg them to let me get the newest Tiger Beat with his face on the cover. *NSYNC released hit after hit featuring his dulcet tones. Even when he tried to pull off cornrows, I still loved him.
Then the pop world collided. He started dating Britney Spears. I figured it was best case scenario if I couldn't have him myself. My favorite girl singer and my favorite guy singer together forever and ever? Sure.
Seriously guys, that's a lot of denim. Canadian tuxedos at their finest.
Then they broke up. It was sad, but I figured maybe I had a chance now. If he just knew that I existed... that was the only problem. He shaved his signature curls, and I think I fell even more in love.
*NSYNC broke up, and he embarked on his now successful solo music career. He started his film career and was in the movie Alpha Dog (which is actually really good, JT or not). He continued to look gorgeous.
My sister and I saw him in concert while he was on his FutureSex/LoveSounds tour. It was probably one of the greatest days of my life.
He is always quite funny. Have you ever seen him on SNL? Hilarious.
He started dating that dang Jessica Biel and again my hopes were dashed. We would never be together. They're engaged now, and Justin is sporting my all time favorite JT look, I call it "hipster JT".
I like my men a little scruffy.
Who was your "first love"? And your current celebrity crush? Mine has remained the same all these years, devoted to my Justin Timberlake.