Thank You, Teen People Magazine

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Teen People Magazine launched in 1998 and is like a 90s scrapbook.  Jennifer Love Hewitt appeared on its cover multiple times. That’s how 90s this magazine was.  Every cover is a Throwback Thursday waiting to happen.  You could probably remember what awful clothing choices you were making by flipping through any given one of their issues.

The Backstreet Boys were – of course – a regular.  Nick was voted one of the 21 Hottest Stars under 21:

download (2) nick (1)Through some searches, it looks like Aj may have been featured in a later issues as one of the 25 Hottest Stars Under 25, but I can’t find photographic evidence outside of this which saddens me.

At some point even Kevin got in on a cover!

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They gave us some fire photo shoots to drool over.

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And when I say ‘fire’ I mean that literally because who doesn’t remember this?! This particular shoot came out around the time they were running their Burger King campaign and I recall wondering if the fire was supposed to remind me of grilling hamburgers.  It kinda worked.

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But the one that stood out was the Boys’ first cover came not long after the magazines’ debut – and it was a photo shoot of EPIC proportions:

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Let’s review the content…the Boys are in the water.

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The Boys are splashing in the water. Nick is the most excited about it.

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The Boys are standing still and looking serious submerged in the water. Nick is the most submerged.teen3We move out of the water to do some activities like tossing around a football in white robes.

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Hanging around a pool in those same robes (they weren’t done with playing in the water, especially not Nickolas).

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Then they probably told scary stories or something because Howie got spooked.  Either that or one of their robes slipped..

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After that, the Boys do the most manly man thing of all the manly man things and grill.  They start by feeding Aj raw steak and I assume it gets better from there.

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The Boys, now well fed, decide to stand around with tiki torches.  And you all might laugh but so far this is exactly like this Abercrombie and Fitch fantasy that I have, which… yeah, maybe not appropriate for our younger readers… anyway…

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Then Kevin stands in a hoodie looking like a sexy raptor and Nick gets back in the water to play (I’m worried about Nick and the water situation).

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To end their exhausting day of being in water, grilling, horsing around, and hard-posing, the Boys chillax on a hammock.
Image28Kevin and Nick, sharing a hammock.  Impure thoughts suspended between two trees.

For this we must thank you, Teen People.  Praise unto Teen People for the glory that was/is this photo shoot.

Do you have a photo shoot of the Boys you absolutely love?  Share below in the comments!

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