PRETTYMUCH Is Our Newest Boy Band Obsession—with Some Serious Dance Skills
We’d have to take it back to the days of *NSYNC to find a boy band with the dance skills to match their hit single, but all of that is about to change (finally!): Meet PRETTYMUCH. The five-guy group is made up of Brandon Arreaga, Austin Porter, Edwin Honoret, Zion Kuwonu, and Nick Mara, and following them on social media has shown they’re bringing back boy-band dancing—and quite possibly better than ever before. With their catchy first single “Would You Mind” reaching the top 10 on Spotify’s Viral 50, they’re set to make their official performance debut on the Teen Choice Awards stage, August 13th.
“I started dancing when I was 9,” says Nick, who appeared on Season 6 of “America’s Best Dance Crew” with the ICONic Boyz. “I took hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary—my aunt, without me knowing, signed me up.” Brandon also trained in hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary growing up, but the rest of the boys have been working hard in classes and rehearsals for the past year and a half after being put together as a group by Simon Cowell. “I can’t pick up choreography as well,” Austin explains when asked about any challenges. “Yeah, we’re a little slower, but we catch up,” Edwin says. Judging from the videos they’ve shared on social media and the list of choreographers they’ve worked with—which includes Matt Steffanina, Lando Wilkins, J.D., Jamie King, and Kinjaz—it seems like they’re doing a pretty good job of keeping up.
As they prep for their big Teen Choice Awards performance, the boys agree they’re more excited than nervous. “As soon as I step on the stage, the nerves go away,” Brandon tells us. “We hype each other up.” After the TCAs, the boys are looking forward to putting out new music (we got to hear a few of their upcoming songs, and trust us, they’re good). “We have a music video coming soon, too,” Zion assures us. Until then, you can get your PRETTYMUCH fix with some of our fave dancing videos, below. And stay tuned—the boys will be taking over our Instagram on August 10th!