The Wanted already know how they might act should they take home a Moonman at the 2012 Video Music Awards on Thursday. In fact, if the boy band beats out competitors Fun., One Direction, Frank Ocean or Carly Rae Jepsen for Best New Artist, they may be too excited to even give a proper acceptance speech.
They showed MTV News just how enthusiastic they might get when we chatted with them ahead of Thursday’s big show, where they will also be on hand as presenters live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. And when we asked them to practice their speech, they didn’t give much of a speech at all, instead throwing their arms in the air and jumped around.
Regardless of a win or a loss, Siva Kaneswaran knows what the guys should wear. “I think we should just wear nothing,” he said. “Like, win or lose, we should be totally naked.”
Bandmate Jay McGuiness seemed on board with the idea, adding, “Anything for a bit of press.”
The Wanted aren’t the only boy band hoping for VMA glory. New Artist nominees One Direction are also up for Best Pop Video for “What Makes You Beautiful” as well as Most Share-Worthy Video.
To find out if the Wanted show up naked and become first-time VMA winners for their beach party-themed video for “Glad You Came,” catch the 2012 Video Music Awards Thursday, September 6.
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are set to go live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT MuchMusic!