The Backstreet Boys were about as close to boy band perfection as you can get. Everyone had Millennium blaring from their boombox at one time or another. But one thing could have made them better: Ryan Gosling.
Yes, you read that correctly. The once-upon-a-time Mouseketeer turned big screen heartthrob and man of my dreams recently revealed that he could’ve been the sixth member of one of the greatest boy bands in history. Nick Carter was always the focus of my fantasies (a side effect of my love for his baby brother Aaron), but I know for a fact my pre-teen self would have fallen hard for Ryan had he been in the picture.
Not convinced? Just picture the miracle that is Ryan Gosling crooning “I Want It That Way” in pleather pants and way too much hair gel alongside the original members. If that’s still not enough, check out this video for proof that Gosling was boy band material.
Watch it here