Mandy Moore just posted a never-before-seen photo and it is now a treasured artifact of American history. We must preserve it forever.
The pic, taken in 1999, shows a fresh-faced (and heavily highlighted!) Mandy, age 15, smiling sweetly with a goofy-looking kid in a bucket hat: Justin Timberlake.
"Summer of 1999. Abercrombie tshirts and bucket hats," Mandy wrote in an Instagram caption. "Opening for this guy and his band. Look at my nervous smile!"
A post shared by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:37pm PDT
At the time, Mandy was a newcomer on the pop music scene while NSYNC was just about to hit its peak popularity. The 209-date tour -- which, kind of oddly, had five different names, including "Ain't No Stopping Us Now Tour" and "Boys of Summer Tour" -- featured a number of opening artists throughout its run, including Britney Spears and Raven-Symone.
Which means it has to be asked: Is there a chance that Mandy and Justin had a thing before he started officially dating Britney? The world must know.
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