Actress tells MTV News why ‘NSYNC is her favorite boy band and how Justin Timberlake stole her early-teenage heart.
By Christina Garibaldi, with reporting by Kara Warner
If there is one thing we have learned in MTV’s Battle of the Boy Bands, it’s that all those boy band fans are extremely dedicated. Fans have proudly bonded together to show their allegiance to their favorite groups to help them advance to the next round, and as a result, we have had some shocking eliminations.
Yet, this bracket has also served as a reminder of why we fell in love with these groups to begin with. Whether it was their boyish good looks or catchy hit songs that hooked them, most people can probably name their favorite boy band of all time. So when we got the opportunity to sit down with Selena Gomez when she was promoting her new fragrance, we had to ask, which boy band stole her heart in her early teens?
“‘NSYNC all the way, of course,” Gomez revealed. “It was the first for me and then they did that tour with Britney [Spears] and I like lost my mind and will always remember that time in my life.”
And when you have a favorite group, you have to have a favorite member, and Gomez’s boy band crush coincidently has the same name as her current beau.
“It was Justin Timberlake,” Gomez revealed. “But I think I also, I think I liked Lance Bass as well. … He has pretty eyes.”
Unfortunately for Gomez, ‘NSYNC were knocked out in a battle against British boy band 5ive in the first round of competition. Luckily, she can still vote for the new wave of boy bands, The Wanted and One Direction.
“It’s cool, that’s kind of awesome that they’re coming back and they legitimately are,” Gomez said of boy bands making a comeback. “I like it.”
Voting in round two of MTV’s Battle of the Boy Bands runs until noon ET on Monday, April 30. Winners are determined by fan votes, so if your favorite band made the cut, make sure you keep voting. Tune in to AMTV and MTV Hits for their boy-band video takeovers each day and make sure to spread the word on Twitter using the hashtag #BBB and like us on Facebook for updates!
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