OMG! Remember O-Town? I have to admit, I became a little obsessed with them in the early millennium. I was a faithful watcher of the series, Making The Band and immediately had an instant crush on Ashley Parker Angel. How could you not? That voice, those eyes, that smile, THE HAIR! He was a total heart throb. After his days with the famed boy band ended, Ashley went on to record a Top 10 solo album.
Ashley also starred in his own MTV reality series titled There And Back which followed his pursuit and struggle to become a solo artist and shake his then, boy band image. We also got a chance to see his relationship with then-pregnant fiancé (who are no longer together) and the birth of his son, Lyric. In 2007, Ashley starred as Link in the Broadway’s Tony Award winning, Hairspray. He was doing such a great job in the role, the producers asked him to extend his contract four times.
In addition to music and acting, Ashley is also an ambassador of The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. What a guy! Check out the photos courtesy of my friend, Michael Freeby as well as Let U Go, his hit solo single and a video throwback to O-Town.