First, and entered a Latin contest. AJ (he did a 45 minute solo) beat Howie, and they became friends. They kept seeing each other in contests around that area. AJ and Howie met Nick, and the 3 of them kept bumping into each other at Universal Studios and Disney. The 3 liked to harmonize at the time, and they saw an ad in the newspaper; however, they wanted to make the harmonies more richer. They met Kevin -> who worked as a ninja turtle (I wonder which one) at the time. Kevin called his cousin Brian -> who got pulled out of history class to receive the phone call. Brian got on a plane to Orlando, and he auditioned and became the 5th Backstreet Boy!