Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean Shaved His Beard And He Looks Like A Totally Different Person

    "Had to be done!"

    Backstreet Boys' singer AJ McLean is rocking a new look — and he's almost unrecognizable!

    A closeup of AJ with a full beard

    The musician recently decided the shave the facial hair he's legit been sporting since the '90s, debuting the transformation on Instagram.

    AJ has a mustache while standing with members of the Backstreet Boys many years ago

    AJ casually showed off his clean shaven face in a video alongside his daughters, asking them what they thought of the "no beard."

    "You look like a naked fish," his daughter Lyric hilariously replied.

    AJ stands with his daughters at an event

    After the video prompted some strong reactions from fans, AJ addressed his followers to let them know it was only temporary.

    A closeup of AJ with a full beard

    "Had to be done! Don’t worry, y’all. It will return in a month," AJ captioned a series of selfies featuring his beard-less face.

    Just why it "had to be done" is unclear but what is obvious is that he looks like a totally different person!

    A selfie where AJ has no facial hair

    AJ appears to be fully thriving with his new look, showing it off while thanking fans for getting "I Want It That Way" trending on TikTok.

    Only time will tell the reasoning behind AJ's shaved face — but if you ask his daughter, she probably has her fingers crossed that the beard grows back quickly!