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 PEOPLE.com.
The baby of the Backstreet Boys is now just another one of the Backstreet Men.
He’s hardly new, and definitely not a kid, but Donnie Wahlberg still looks like he knows his way around the block.
‘N Sync-era JT says “hi, hi, hi” to his classy older self.
Now you’ll need to give him just two nights – dos noches?
You can take the Jonas out of the Jonas Brothers, but you can never take the Jonas Brother out of the Jonas.
Young Bobby Brown would probably be shocked at all the things that have happened to his … new edition.
In an MMMBop they’re old! In an MMMBop they cut their hair!
This former Menudo cutie is “Livin’ La Vida Older”! RELATED: See PEOPLE’s Sexiest Men Alive posing with their younger selves