Let's Get `Ntimate!

They're one of the hugest bands in America, and they're set to be just as big here [England]. It's time to get personal with 'N Sync!


What stresses you out?

I don't really get stressed. The only thing that might stress me out is when we are rehearsing for a show and things don't go quiet right. Bit its never too big a deal!

When will you get married?

Well, I'm 21 now, so maybe around 28 or 29- Ill have my fun ride by then, and hopefully Ill be sensible enough to settle down.

Do you think you'll make a good dad?

I guess its the sort of thing you learn as you go along, but I've always been good with kids, at keeping them entertained-so yeah, hopefully I will! Do you carry any photos? I've got a picture of my nephew, Nicholas. He's a great- I don't get to see hI'm as much anymore, but whenever I get home I spend as much tI'm e with hI'm as I can.

Do you get sexy on stage?

It depends. In some songs I pretend to be goofy, then sometimes I do try to be sexy.

When did you first get hairs on your chest?

I was about 13 or 14-because I'm Italian I'm a hairy suckers. So I've had a moustache since I was about 13 as well.

If you could ne anyone else for a day who'd you be?

Superman. Id love to be able to fly, that'd be cool.

What is love?

It's hard to define....Sometimes it hits you like, BANG, and you go all bleary eyed and get knots in your stomach. Love is a very hard thing to have, and only comes around once in a while.

Who would you choose as a sixth member of N Sync?

Brian McKnight- he's about the best singer there is.

What's your least favorite part of your body?

My feet! They're, like, size 45!

What's best-brains of beauty?

Actually, I like brains. You can do just about anything with brains-you can get a job, earn lots of money then pay for surgery!


When was the last time you had a good cry?

Errm.... I think when I went to see Armageddon.

Do you think you're sexy?

Not at all! I can't even stand looking at pictures of myself! Honestly, I cant!

Do you worry about life after N Sync split up?

Not really, because I know we'll all still remain friends whatever we do, and even after the band, we'll continue to work together even when we are doing solo projects. Sorry, but you're not going to get rid of us that easily!

What would you have written on your gravestone?

He could sing, but he sure couldn't dance.

If you could be someone else for a day w ho would you choose to be?

Id love to be an astronaut and go on a mission to the moon for the day. That would be awesome, don't you think? I hope I get to do it someday!

Would you ever have a one-night stand?

No, because to me a relationship is something very special, and any relationship I get into Id have to be best friends with the person first. And you can't do that to a best friend-it wrecks the trust you have. Nah, that's one s a definitely no.

What's the strangest dream you can remember having?

It's really weird, but before the band I was dreamt I was in a group, and there were four other guys that I was hanging out with- it was a real coincidence! I am glad it came true!

Who would you pick as the sixth member of N Sync?

Actually I reckon it'd be really cool to have a female in the band-y'know for a different flavor. So maybe wed have someone like Tatyana Ali in the band. That'd be great!

Have you ever dated the same girl as someone else in the band?

Erm....we've had crushes on the same girl, but only, like from a distance-none of us hs ever been out with any of them. It could happen, though- and that would be kinda tricky!


What do you daydream about?

I know it sounds kinda weird, but I dream about having the ultimate recording studio in my house. I'd love to be able to just wake up in the morning with all these thoughts in my head, and just wander into my studio and put it all down.

When did you last cry?

It was about two and a half years ago when my step dad passed away. I was completely traumatized. What is your worst fault? I'm not very good at 'stick-to-it-ness'. I'm always saying Ill do something, and go on about it, then Ill either just never get around to it, or drop it almost as soon as I've started! Hand on heart-will fame ever go to your head? I don't think I could honestly answer that, because there's bound to be a certain amount of change, some bad and some for the better. I know we've got a lot harder towards people-we're not as open and trusting. Bet that's because we've had people we thought were friends go to the press and stuff.

What's your favorite smell?

Vanilla. I love Vanilla. Vanilla candles, vanilla essence-anything vanilla!

Do you keep a diary?

I used to write one on my computer, but I don't keep it up anymore. I wish I did- its one of those things I didn't stick to that I was telling you about earlier.

Tell us a secret about yourself?

I wear glasses. I'm nearsighted and it annoys me when I'm on stage cos I can never read all the banners! What's the corniest chat up line you ever used? You know, I've never honestly never used them. But the best one I've heard was, 'Can I borrow a quarter so I can go phone your father and tell him I've met the woman of my dreams?' How bad is that?

Are you religious?

Yes, quite religious. I mean its not like I go to church everyweek or anything, but I was baptized and I do have a Bible- I'm just not overly outspoken about it.


At what age do you think you'll get married? I don't think I'll ever get married because I have a real problem trusting people- I'm very clingy. I'm a better friend than a boyfriend.

When are you happiest?

Christmas time, cos I get to see my family. And of it all. Christmas time is the best-its a real family occasion for us.

What would you call your autobiography?

It'd have to be Simply Me

What's your biggest fear?

I'm terrified of needles! When we went to Africa we all had to have shots and I'm telling you, I was messed up for a long time after that!

When did you realise you were actually famous.

We've still got a long time to go before we're famous. Fame is about people like Madonna or Michael Jackson-you have to earn it over the years, it doesn't happen in a flash!

Who's your hero?

My family. My parents have been married for 25 years, and they split up the household for my career! My dad used to leave my mum for months at a time to come out on the road with me. its amazing!

Who do you tell your secrets to?

Actually, I'm very inward. I keep everything to myself. Have you ever snogged someone famous? No! I keep my nose clean. You don't hit on a married woman or another guys girlfriend, you just don't. Period! Would you give up work to look after your children? I like to think if I met someone I was cool with, we'd hit the road together. But Id never bring kids into this business. If the world was about to end in one minute, what'd you do? id pray for forgiveness and hope I went to the right place.

When you meet girls do you tell them what you do?

Um....they normally kind of know! But if I met a girl and I'm on my own, then I just say I travel a lot and I'm involved in music. I don't go into details.

Who would you pick as the sixth member of N Sync?

Shaun from Boyz II Men.


When was the last time you broke down and cried? real recently, when I just ran out of energy. I was absolutely exhausted and I was really crying-tears were streaming down my face and everything.

How old do you think you'll be when you get married?

I don't know! I think Ill have to get to know myself before I get a serious mate. The problem is, these days too many people give up their personality for the other person which is bad news. W

hat makes you feel really sad?

Racism and dishonesty- I can never find an honest woman! Every woman I've met in the past has been completely dishonest to me and its made me very wary of relationships.

Whats your best quality?

Loyalty! I'm a good friend and it I find a friend, then I'm with them for life.

Do you carry any photos in your wallet?

Yes, I've got pictures of my brothers-they're five and two. (taking out his wallet) Look at my brothers -he looks exactly like my mum, and this is Jonathan...he's got such an attitude for a five year old.

Do you worry about life after N Sync are over?

No, because I know we'll always be friends. We were friends before the band, and if we weren't in a group then we'd look like a bunch of normal college friends hanging out

What's the sickest you've ever been?

Whenever we go out on the road I get flu for the fist week and I mean every time! One time I had a temperature of 102 and I had to have a vitamin B jab because cos I was so ill! vWhat would you have written on your tombstone?

He would never betray his friends or family.

Who would you have as a sixth member of 'N Sync?

Stevie Wonder.

Have you ever told a girl you loved her when you didn't?

Sure! I told someone I loved them, but it just didn't work out- then I realised I hadn't been in love at all. It obviously wasn't meant to be.

If you were stuck on a desert island, who'd you take with you?

My mum and dad.