#FlashbackFriday: 11 Heartthrobs You Were Obsessed With In The 90s
If you grew up in the 90s, you know that baggy jeans, mood rings, neon windbreakers and bowl cuts were the coolest trends during that era. Not to mention the numerous posters of celebrities we used to rip from magazines and tape to our walls and lockers.
If you had siblings or were in a group of friends who obsessed over boy bands and celebrities, it was highly likely that you fought over which boy band member or brother duo you wanted to marry.
Here is a list of celebrity crushes you most likely had in the 90s.
1) Nick Carter – Backstreet Boys
The youngest and cutest member of the Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter was definitely a teen heartthrob. Who can forget the middle-part bowl cut and the rain scene from the "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" music video?
One of my classmates actually made a persuasive presentation on why Nick Carter is the best out of all the Backstreet Boys. The obsession is real.
2) Aaron Carter
How did you know/ cause I never told/ you found out I've got a crush on you.
The jean overalls and the blonde bowl cut captured the hearts of many preteens hitting puberty. As the younger brother of Nick Carter, Aaron was definitely following in his big bro's footsteps of being a teen heartthrob.
Although his popularity is now almost non-existent, during his prime years, we all wanted to be at Aaron’s party on a Saturday night.
3) Zack Morris – "Saved by the Bell"
Zack was the all-around high school hottie: smart, athletic, personable and funny.
He was mischievous, but always got himself out of trouble with his charm. If a friend was in need, he was always there. Remember Jessie Spano's drug issues, anyone?
I’m so excited! I’m so excited!
4) Harvey Kinkle – "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"
He may not have been the brightest student at Westbridge High School, but this jock was devoted to truly loving one girl.
In the final episode of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," it put a tear in my eye when Harvey showed up at Sabrina’s wedding. It was inevitable that these high school sweethearts would end up together. Don’t we all want to find our soul mates?
5) Taylor Hanson - Hanson
The trio of brothers from Oklahoma blew up the music scene in the 90s with their one and only hit song, "MMMbop." I don’t know about you, but the middle brother and lead vocalist, Taylor Hanson, stole my heart.
The long blonde locks, rosy cheeks and vocals were mesmerizing. If you have only heard "MMMbop," check out another great song by the Hanson brothers, “Penny and Me.”
6) Will Smith - "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
As the hilarious and witty teen from West Philadelphia, Will definitely charmed us with his humor and carefree attitude. He was the type of boyfriend you wanted to have, and an added bonus was that he could dance and rap.
I looked at my kingdom, I was finally there. To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air.
7) Mark Wahlberg
Before Justin Bieber, there was Marky Mark, and there's really no comparison. Mark Wahlberg had the bad boy image we couldn’t resist. Who doesn’t love a bad boy?
Seriously, that body in the white Calvin Klein underwear deserves the "praise hands" emoji.
8) Devon Sawa - Casper
When Casper becomes human... enough said.
I told you I was a good dancer... Can I keep you?
9) Nick Lachey - 98 Degrees
Back in the day, Nick Lachey made armband tattoos and frosted tips look so sexy.
Those luscious lips and hot bod definitely made him one the hottest boy band members EVER! Turtlenecks and baggy pants were all right in my eyes.
10) Justin Timberlake - NSYNC
Singer, dancer, songwriter, actor and producer. The list goes on for this multi-talented babe.
Whether you remember him in "The Mickey Mouse Club," the curly-haired blonde in NSYNC, or bringing sexy back as a solo artist, you can’t deny his talent, looks and charming personality is the ultimate package.
Not to mention, he wooed us even more after giving us a holiday surprise with a "D*ck in a Box."
11) Uncle Jesse - "Full House"
Everybody’s favorite TV uncle, Jesse Katsopolis was definitely the hottest DILF in the 90s. He had the rock 'n' roll bad boy image we all loved, but also showed his sweet and sensitive side when he was with Michelle.
The olive-tanned skin and slicked-back hair... Have mercy! Just a side note, John Stamos is looking better with age.
Top Photo Courtesy: Disney Channel/Saved by the Bell