I was more of a 98 Degrees girl — though as someone who is old enough to have been in the Backstreet Boys’ target demo, I’m surprised I don’t remember this photograph from a 1999 Rolling Stone magazine cover.
And once you get past the shock of scrubby red knees and late-90s styling, the photo is really an amazing relic of the recent past.
Why the mean faces? Why is Nick wearing such a long jacket? Is Brian the only one wearing boxer briefs? And how did this photographer conversation go?
Photographer: “Alright boys, now just drop your pants and spread your legs. The girls will go wild.”
BSB’s collective voice: “Done.”