Lance Bass Posts Epic #PuberMe Challenge Photo on 22nd Anniversary of Meeting Fellow NSYNC Members

Singer takes to Intagram to share an amazing photo of his boybanders exactly 22 years later

By Meg Swertlow Oct 01, 2017 9:25 PMTags
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It's tearing up our hearts, but what can we say? We want NSYNC back...

Accepting Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll's #PuberMe Challenge, NSYNC member Lance Bass took to Instagram and kept it totally '90s earlier today, sharing a delightfully awkward photo of his fellow boybanders Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone 22 years to the day that the group all met in Orlando, Florida.

Along with the epic throwback photo, the 38-year-old wrote, "22 years ago today I met these jackasses. My life would never be the same. Happy #NsyncDay #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief."

On a recent episode of The Late Show, Kroll dared Colbert to share an awkward photo of himself with the hashtags #PuberMe" and #PuertoRicorelief to raise awareness and money for the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria's destruction. Many celebrities, including Reese Witherspoon, Conan O'Brien and Lin-Manuel Miranda, heeded the call.

It's been a busy week for the singer. Bass' new MTV show, 90's House, just premiered. The competition show places 12 millennial housemates in a '90s-inspired house and is hosted by Bass and Christina Milian.

Oh for those of you who are interested (which we know you are), Bass did confirm to InStyle that the boys were getting the band back together for a reunion very soon.

The singer said, "We'll be getting back together in a few months when we get our star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We're just planning that celebration right now. It'll be really fun!"

So if you are feeling nostalgic (which, once again, we know you are), take a look at Bass and the rest of the brave souls who accepted the #PuberMe Challenge...

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Lance Bass and NSYNC

On Oct. 1, 2017, the boybander wrote, "22 years ago today I met these jackasses. My life would never be the same. Happy #NsyncDay #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief."

Backstreet Boys

The boys in the BSB postes this old-school snap with the caption, "Remember home video? #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief."

Reese Witherspoon

On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in September 2017, Nick Kroll dared Stephen Colbert to share an awkward photo of himself with the hashtags #PuberMe" and #PuertoRicorelief to raise awareness and money for the people of Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Many celebrities also heeded the call.

"Here you go @nickkroll... giant glasses, awkward hands, feeling 14! All for a good cause. God Bless Puerto Rico. #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief," the actress wrote on Instagram.

Conan O'Brien

"Hey @nickkroll and @StephenAtHome, this photo was taken the day I replaced David Letterman. #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief," he tweeted.

Lena Headey

It's Game of Thrones' Cersei Lannister!

Nick Kroll

"I hadn't hit puberty yet which is why I guess I was dressed as a tiny mobster in a failed attempt to look tough?" Kroll wrote.

Stephen Colbert

The late-night host was dressing far beyond his years. 

Lin-Manuel Miranda

"I've been waiting all my life for this call," the Hamilton creator told Colbert and Kroll. 

Busy Philipps

"I have no idea why this was a look, but it really was," the actress described this shot. 

Ryan Seacrest

"Found this in the Connie Seacrest archives under 'awkward phase,'" the American Idol host wrote on Twitter. 

Kristin Chenoweth

This teenager grew up to become the star of the stage. 

James Corden

In the words of Stephen Colbert, "Back then, he couldn't Carpool Karaoke without a licensed driver accompanying him."

Emmy Rossum

There's no shame in this adorable snap of the teen star. Fashionistas, take note of that car purse. 

Kumail Nanjiani

"[In] my defense, I knew [I] looked horrible," the Big Sick star poked fun at himself. 

John Oliver

"Hey, @StephenAtHome, for your #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief effort, I give you...the nuclear option...," the Last Night host captioned this shot.

America Ferrera

The Superstore star shared a throwback shot of her 17-year-old self in Gotta Kick It Up

Jimmy Fallon

"Here's a photo of me from earlier today," the Tonight Show host quipped. 

Fred Armisen & Billy Eichner

The Difficult People stars were more young and awkward. 

Samantha Bee

"This photo brought to you by Sun-In ™ and my grandma's Liz Claiborne separates," the Full Frontal host captioned this shot. 

Sarah Silverman

The teenage star hit this look right out of the park. 

Conan O'Brien

"This photo was taken the day I replaced David Letterman," the late-night host joked. 

Judd Apatow

The comedian was certainly smiling for this snap. 

Al Yankovic

No words will quite do this shot justice. 

Josh Gad

The Frozen star shared a snap from his "sexy awkward middle school phase."

Ike Barinholtz

Before the funny man was a star, he was "balling."

Alison Brie

As the Glow star put it, "Challenge accepted!"

Clark Gregg

"Any excuse to share the moment this curtain supporting beast was unleashed ‘pon da laaaadieees," the actor joked.

John Mulaney

Intentionally or not, the youngster showed his comedic timing early on. 

Amy Sedaris

This young lady grew up to become a big—and funny—star. 

Aidy Bryant

The SNL funny lady was just a smiling student back in the day. 

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