The Wanted have been dubbed Britain's Sexiest Boyband after sripping off for magazine, Gay Times.
The All Time Low hitmakers have shed their clothes for the mag in their first ever gay cover shoot, which sees the boys go topless, much to delight of us fans.
Siva, Jay, Tom, Max and Nathan can be seen posing in only jeans for the snaps, while also telling the publication how they are not your average squeaky-clean boyband.
Tom explained: "We know what to do and what not to do, because younger kids do look up to us."
Here Is some of the Interview from this months GT:
Don’t get us wrong. We wouldn’t say no if Mark Feehily offered us a quick feel-ily. Which isn’t very likely. But all the same, after Westlife’s 489th boring ballad, the word ‘boyband’ was a dirty one, wasn’t it? And in 2010, it still is…but for an altogether different reason…. Jamie Tabberer takes on The Wanted.
In an age where media training has hollowed out the authenticity of pop stars and pop music itself, Tom Parker, Max George, Jay McGuiness, Nathan Sykes and Siva Kaneswaran – otherwise known as The Wanted – go against the grain. And, along with fellow GT cover alumni JLS, they’re reinventing the definition of the word boyband. This despite manufactured beginnings (the band was formed as a result of a mass auditioning process that the boys describe as ‘pretty similar’ to what we see on various TV talent shows) and the fact that, at face value, they resemble a familiar template. The little one, the Irish one, the shaven-headed one…
But they opted out of having a slow number as their debut single, choosing instead the bolshy, rocky All Time Low - on it, the boys lament a demised relationship by pairing soaring strings with panicked, urgent vocals. It received critical acclaim and smashed its way to the top of the charts, selling well over 80,000 copies in its first week. It’s still early days, but with the release of their second single Heart Vacancy incumbent, all evidence is pointing towards The Wanted becoming bona fide, picture perfect pop royalty.
With perhaps one exception; when I ask the boys if they think they’re good role models, Tom cackles loudly and deeply. In a Northern accent literally identical to Bo Selecta’s Mel B, he replies: “The laugh says it all. We know what to do and what not to do, because younger kids do look up to us. But we’re just ourselves. We don’t [want] that clean-cut image that everyone thinks a boyband should be.”
When the guys hear of the theme for their first ever-gay cover shoot - in layman’s terms, ‘most wanted’ - their reactions are priceless. Obligatory cute members Jay, 20 and Nathan 17 giggle nervously (yet cheekily), removing locks of blonde-brown hair from their faces, with the latter announcing with a smirk: “I haven’t been to jail before, I promise.” Meanwhile statuesque Siva, 21, from Ireland sits bolt upright, reserved and collected. He remains the shyest and quietest member of the band throughout our interview. Completing the line up are Northerners Max and Tom, both 22, who all but rub their hands together with glee at the prospect of bragging about their misdemeanours. Together, the impossibly handsome five piece share a “proper filthy” flat in a secret London location, after moving from their last because the band’s legions of female fans discovered its whereabouts. So, you throw five boys in a house together, and what do you get? Namely, trouble. And so, I open Pandora’s box. And with some gentle persuasion, its contents come tumbling out.
“What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?” I ask. Max answers slowly, in a deadpan voice: “I took a piss on Jay’s bed. I obviously did it not quite knowing, but when I woke up, I’d physically taken my boxers off and you could see where I’d stood up and taken a piss.” I blink several times and stare into space without breathing, waiting for a smirk, laughter – anything to indicate I’m having my leg pulled. Nothing. “What were you doing in Jay’s bed?” I ask almost unconsciously, to which Jay interrupts, pointing at Tom and Max: “Us three fell asleep on my bed, then I got hot and went to his bed, he got hot and went back to his bed, and then he pissed in my bed.”
Five minutes in, and we’ve already covered bed swopping, bodily fluids and I’m guessing a reservoir of beer. And the scary part is, I’m holding back – some of the stuff these boys get up to is simply unrepeatable (okay, you’ve twisted my arm - all I’ll say is that it involves human faeces). But you know what? We’ll bet it’s just as corrupt and debauched behind closed doors on Planet Westlife - the only difference being, they’d never admit it.
I ask the boys if they were well behaved at school. Unsurprisingly, it’s a yes from Siva. Meanwhile Max and Tom admit to a couple of suspensions each. Max takes it one step further. “I got my dick out in class and slapped it on a girl’s back [once]. I probably had a semi on so I didn’t embarrass myself.”
Siva takes the words out of my mouth when, in utter disbelief, he says: “Oh. My. God.”
“It was at college. We were both over 16. She loved it.”
“I was a school mentor. I was always the teacher’s pet. To look at these guys…oh my god…” Siva shakes his head.
“We’re trying to steer him down the bad path,” says Tom, before releasing another mighty Northern cackle. You can see the full interview and photoshoot with The Wanted in the November issue of Gay Times, which goes on sale Wednesday, October 5th. Please click here is you read this: Tweet