The Wanted thought the US would hate them
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 April 2012
Boy band The Wanted are shocked they have been successful in America because they thought their honesty and less-than-stylish image would not be popular in the US
The Wanted thought they would be hated in America.
The British group were amazed when their single 'Glad you Came' reached number three in the US Billboard chart because they thought their honesty and less-than-stylish image would not be popular Stateside.
Singer Jay McGuiness told Closer magazine: "It's surprising - we thought America would hate us.
"We don't wear amazing clothes and we're quite uncensored in interviews, but they seem to like that.
"It's a relief because we'd have to polish our look. Thankfully there will be no American makeover for the Wanted."
The group - also comprising Max George, Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes and Siva Kaneswaran - are also excited at the prospect of signing a deal with Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun.
Jay added: "Nothing's been signed, but we think he'd be the perfect manager and he's really keen to work with us.
"We have a very different image from Justin - but he's probably the most famous and richest teen in the world, so we wouldn't mind being in a boy band version of that!"
While Jay wouldn't turn down a collaboration with Justin, he'd prefer to work with a British act.
Asked about working with Justin, he said: "I wouldn't say no, but, as a lad I'd prefer to duet with a really hot female.
"I love Jessie J. In fact, there are loads of talented Brits I'd love to work with, I'm very proud of our music scene."