I’m not gonna lie, I felt weird when I read about this. Apparently Perez Hilton had the idea to look for the next great boy band while he was at a gay bar talking about music with Jamie King (tour director for Britney Spears and Rihanna). They also got Simon Fuller of American Idol fame involved. Then he said this:
“We don’t want any ugly ones. We don’t want any Joey Fatones, if you know what I mean. So it’s not going to be easy. That shouldn’t discourage people from auditioning. We really wanna see everyone. [But] we don’t want anyone that’s, like, hideous. We want five Justin Timberlakes.”
Lou Pearlman anyone?
So it’s more about looks than talent, eh? Well, if you’re interested, you’re between the ages of 13 and 21, and you’re very handsome, you can go to the boy band site and register. You have until March 3rd :/