The female pop stars that came up in the peak TRL
1999 to the early 2000s made some great videos. As the recent re-edit of
Britney Spears' "Oops! ... I Did It Again"
without music showed us—it's really hard to
look away from these spectacles of choreography and candy-colored costumes. And
while the ladies were always front and center, they often got to play around
with some drop-dead gorgeous male co-stars — like the astronaut who visited Britney on Mars with the necklace from Titanic in hand (wha?!).
These male models and aspiring
actors don't often get the credit they deserve for breaking hearts or winning
them over at elaborate beach bonfires. It's very difficult, all these years
later, to track them down ... unless they've gone on to make their names
elsewhere. (We won't say "bigger and better things," because what's
bigger and better than getting dismissed by Beyonce, Brandy or Pink?)
Turns out, being a video hunk can lead to plenty of success in life. You might recognize a few of these pretty boys: Jeremy
Renner, Josh Duhamel, Mekhi Phifer. And a few are doing just fine in completely
different careers these days. How often do they get recognized for their bit of MTV glory?