Justin Timberlake certainly has a way with words — he makes women swoon with songs about rocking bodies and bringing sexy back. However, he wasn’t quite as suave during his Ramen noodle hair days.
Back when Justin Timberlake was still rocking crispy yellow curls, he said something that absolutely mortified Mandy Moore, the sweeter-than-candy, girl-next-door alternative to Britney Spears. According to ET Online, Mandy recently told the hosts of Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family about the time Justin Timberlake made her feel insecure while she was touring with ‘N Sync.
“I’m 15, I’m touring with this boy band at the height of their superstardom, we were all backstage… everybody was sort of conversing and somehow we were talking about feet. And he walked up and pointed at my feet and was like ‘Girl, you got big feet for a girl!'”
Mandy Moore can laugh about the moment now, but the bubblegum pop princess definitely felt like Justin Timberlake’s comment was a “low blow” at the time.
“I was mortified. I was a little string bean, just going through puberty, and my feet were bigger than they should have been and I just, I wanted to crawl into a hole.”
Mandy thinks that Justin probably wouldn’t remember his terrible behavior, but the former boy band star is perfectly capable of recalling his brattier years. According to UPROXX, Timberlake told Ellen DeGeneres that he and Ryan Gosling were quite the little troublemakers during their Mickey Mouse Club days. From the sounds of it, Justin Timberlake was the original Justin Bieber.
“We used to do terrible things. We thought we were so cool. Looking back on them, they weren’t as bad as I thought they were at the time. We stole a golf cart. And we were like, ‘Yeah, man. We’re stealing a golf cart!’ We drove into MGM Studios, which is totally illegal, by the way. I was like, ‘What do you want to do, thug?’ And Ryan was like, ‘I don’t know, cuz.’ Because that’s definitely how we talked.”
Justin Timberlake eventually grew out of stealing golf carts and making teen girls want to cry, so it’s nice to know that there’s still hope for Justin Bieber. Timberlake is about to become the father of his own little Mouseketeer, so hopefully he’s learned some valuable lessons about how to treat people and property to pass down to his progeny. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Jessica Biel is expected to give birth sometime next month. Surely Justin isn’t making any mean comments about the size of his wife’s baby bump.
Do you think Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s baby will be a little troublemaker like J.T. or a sweet little angel like Mandy Moore?
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