Look at this picture. Study it. Take it in. Recognize him?
Yeah, we had a tough time at first glance, too, but believe it or not the bulked up young man to your left is none other than Aaron Carter—you know, the guy who less than a year ago (tearfully) competed on Dancing With the Stars looking like this. Quite the transformation, right?
Honestly, we're not quite sure what to make of the popstar's superscary new look. We're all for shaping up (So, go Aaron!), but Carter's makeover is a little...intense. Plus, we're having a hard time understanding what the above picture (and his new bod) have to do with its accompanying tweet, but we're passing it along for all you A.C. fans out there:
"I've been at Johnny Wright's compound working on my mind, music, and body for a new album release!" Aaron revealed earlier last week, referring to the longtime Backstreet Boys manager.
Part of the release prep includes early morning workouts detailed in more of Carter's tweets. "ahhhh yawn....," he wrote Thursday. "here i go again!!!! 1000 pull ups today 7 mile run the 1000 sit ups, i can't stop myself."
So there you have it—with new music comes an extreme new physique. And as long as he's healthy, we're happy.