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A.J. McLean

Ryan Gosling Coulda

Been a Backstreet Boy

1/14/2013 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0114_mclean_videoRyan Gosling could've ... and SHOULD'VE ... been a member of the Backstreet Boys -- this according to actual Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean.

FYI -- McLean and Gosling go WAYYYY BACK ... they were friends when they lived in the same apartment building when Backstreet was first getting together ... right around the time Gosling joined the "Mickey Mouse Club."

Gosling recently gave an interview saying he used to tell A.J. he didn't think the band had a shot in hell of making it big, 'cause it seemed like a New Kids ripoff ... obviously, Gosling was wrong.

When BB blew up, Gosling says he tried to reach out to A.J. (probably to kiss his ass and beg for a job) ... but McLean never returned his calls.

But this weekend, A.J. says it MUST have been a misunderstanding -- insisting he never INTENTIONALLY blew off The Gos ... he just doesn't have Ryan's digits.

In fact, A.J. says he wants Gosling to join the group -- saying Ryan not only has a killer voice, but he's damn handsome to boot (duh).

We're guessing Gos will probably turn down the offer ... he's doing pretty well on his own.

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14 COMMENTS

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1.

anony    

AJ McLean has always had zero sense of style.

613 days ago
2.

IndyMike    

All you spam folks are serious losers who have never been laid

613 days ago
3.

static    

I guess that was before he had those 8 kids with that shrew of a wife.

613 days ago
4.

judy jetson    

Who gives a ****!!!!!

613 days ago
5.

VictoriaGirl    

Its a good thing Gosling didnt become a backstreet boy back then or else he'd be a druggie has-been like Mclean is now.

613 days ago
6.

Amanda Babin    

Wow, Ryan could've been a boybander, either replacing Brian or Kevin. Ryan seemed pretty bitter about turning down the opportunity, lol. XD

613 days ago
7.

Leighton    

OMG, I wish the various 90s boyband members like AJ and Nick Lachey, would let it go already. You had your time. It's done. You just look desperate for attention and pathetic.

613 days ago
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lara    

Like ur style go dude U rich U famous and still on road we wanna hear from u more and we like u style I got 100% style knowledge there u gooo hhhhh the good ones always win Ryan will never will be it us old news ajjjjj yeahhhhhh we <3 u

612 days ago
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rircsoad    

I would eat Ryan Gosling alive. And thoroughly enjoy it.

612 days ago
10.

heavenly    

Douchebag

612 days ago

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