PAPERMAG: Boys Meet Girls Got a girl crush on: Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls interviewing A.J. McLean of Backstreet Boys Truth: In a lip sync contest my sophomore year of high school, my friends and I did Backstreet Boys’ “I Want it That Way” and I was the AJ McLean of the group. I guess you could say I had a thing for bad boys *gag*. Props to Cassie Ramone for asking the real probing questions: CR: Do you consider the other boy bands of the late ‘90s friends or rivals? AM: They’re mainly friends. There was never any real rivalry. Howie went to high school with Chris Kirkpatrick from 'N Sync and I’ve known Joey Fatone from 'N Sync for years. JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake are really good friends of mine as well. I play golf with Justin whenever he’s free. Nick Lachey, from 98 Degrees, we’re friends with all of those guys. We all try to hang out together. Well, phew! All is right in the world again.

PAPERMAG: Boys Meet Girls

Got a girl crush on: Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls interviewing A.J. McLean of Backstreet Boys

Truth: In a lip sync contest my sophomore year of high school, my friends and I did Backstreet Boys’ “I Want it That Way” and I was the AJ McLean of the group. I guess you could say I had a thing for bad boys *gag*. Props to Cassie Ramone for asking the real probing questions:

CR: Do you consider the other boy bands of the late ‘90s friends or rivals?

AM: They’re mainly friends. There was never any real rivalry. Howie went to high school with Chris Kirkpatrick from 'N Sync and I’ve known Joey Fatone from 'N Sync for years. JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake are really good friends of mine as well. I play golf with Justin whenever he’s free. Nick Lachey, from 98 Degrees, we’re friends with all of those guys. We all try to hang out together.

Well, phew! All is right in the world again.

Meg WachterComment