Backstreet Boys’ Millennium Turns 15: See Nick Carter and Other Boy Band Hunks Posing with Their Younger Selves

Photo Illustration by Tiffany Hagler-Geard; Photos Provided by Getty

updated 05/16/2014 AT 2:15 PM ET

originally published 05/07/2014 AT 3:25 PM ET

That’s what we love about boy bands: We get older and they, well, they get older too.

Still, we can’t deny that a number of boy banders from decades past have aged like fine wine. Some even look better now than they did in their group-choreography heyday. For instance, though it’s been exactly 15 years since the Backstreet Boys released Millennium, compare the album’s cover to this photo of them today. No contest, right?

Take a look for yourself, as we send our favorite boy-band fellas on a trip through our patented Photoshop time machine.

Which one would you prefer to have serenade you shirtless in the rain?

All photo illustrations by Tiffany Hagler-Geard and Linzi Silverman for

Nick Carter

The baby of the Backstreet Boys is now just another one of the Backstreet Men.

Donnie Wahlberg

He’s hardly new, and definitely not a kid, but Donnie Wahlberg still looks like he knows his way around the block.

Justin Timberlake

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‘N Sync-era JT says “hi, hi, hi” to his classy older self.

Nick Lachey

Now you’ll need to give him just two nights – dos noches?

Joe Jonas

You can take the Jonas out of the Jonas Brothers, but you can never take the Jonas Brother out of the Jonas.

Bobby Brown

Young Bobby Brown would probably be shocked at all the things that have happened to his … new edition.

Zac Hanson

In an MMMBop they’re old! In an MMMBop they cut their hair!

Ricky Martin

This former Menudo cutie is “Livin’ La Vida Older”!


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