Earlier this week, Lance Bass dished to Access Hollywood about the time Joey Fontane walked in on him while another dude was sitting on his lap. This got us thinking about all the ’90s heartthrobs whose laps we’d like to situate ourselves upon.
Of course, there are way too many to choose from. From teen dramas to pop stars to boy bands, the ’90s had a wealth of smoking hot guys. So we’ve narrowed it down to just 10.
Scroll down to see our top picks.
James Van Der Beek
Just like Joey Potter, we were always torn between Dawson Leery and Pacey Witter. They were both cute in different ways, and we could never decide who we wanted more. Luckily, hindsight is 20/20, and so we choose Dawson’s lap to sit in. (Though we’d still love to run our fingers through Pacey’s frosted tips.)
Everyone was always fawning over Mark Paul Gosslaar on Saved By The Bell, but our hearts belonged to Mario Lopez (a.k.a. AC Slater). The hair. The biceps. The dimples. What’s not to love? We’d plop ourselves down on his black acid wash jeans any day of the week.
Nick Lacey is perhaps most famous for his ill-fated marriage to pop-star-turned-affordable-shoe-maven Jessica Simpson, but before that he was the lead singer of 98°, sometimes referred to as “that band that’s like ‘N Sync but not as good.” Nick has always held a special place in our hearts. We think it’s his puppy dog eyes and his stocky figure. And we would welcome an opportunity to spend some quality time in his lap.
Speaking of boy bands, Nick Carter was by far the cutest of the Backstreet Boys. (Though A.J. McLean comes in at a very close second.) We loved his spiky hair and glossy lips. He also knew how to rock a jean jacket vest. We wouldn’t mind cozying up to him to get a closer look at his bad ass tattoos.
Growing up, we desperately wanted Blossom star Joey Lawrence to be gay. He was, by far, one of the cutest guys on television in 1992, and we always got excited when he graced the covers of our sister’s Tiger Beat and Bop magazines. Sitting in his lap would make us say “Whoa!”
Before there was LMFAO, there was LFO, the one-hit-wonder boy band responsible for the song “Summer Girls,” which warned against the ills of Chinese food and praised women who wore Abercrombie & Fitch. We could never decide which of these boys was cutest. Regretfully, lead singer Rich Cronin passed away in 2010.
Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men kept us swooning next to our boom boxes with their smooth R&B jams. Just like LFO, we could never decide who we wanted most. It was usually a toss-up between Shawn Stockman and Michael McCary, but again out of fairness, we think we should spend a little time in all four
boy’s men’s laps and then decide.
The openly-gay, blue-eyed Savage Garden vocalist first won us over with the soft, mid-tempo ballad “Truly, Madly, Deeply.” To spend some quality time in his lap would be our wish, our dream, our fantasy.
Brian Austin Green
While we’re on the subject of blue eyes, how about 90210 star Brian Austin Green? What a hottie. Words cannot describe how envious we were of that bitch Tori Spelling in this picture. We can’t imagine why she has such an ungrateful look on her face. (Maybe it has something to do with the sunflowers on her boobs?)
Last, but certainly not least, is Alfonso Ribeiro, who is probably most famous for playing Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. We loved his deep dimples and preppy style. Nobody could pull off a canary cardigan quite like him. We would love to get a closer look at his designer threads from the vantage point of his lap.