10/17/2011 03:02 pm ET | Updated Dec 17, 2011

Kenny Wormald Recalls Unflattering Mariah Carey Story, Wants To Be Like Justin Timberlake

In an LA Times profile on Kenny Wormald, the newly-minted heartthrob sheds a little light on how he is approaching fame.

Most of the article hangs on his kind of freshness, his formative years as a back up dancer for Justin Timberlake and Madonna, his thick Boston accent, which he supposedly played up because "chicks dug it."

And although he's sitting pretty with a surprisingly well-received "Footloose" revamp under his belt, Wormald assures that he is no diva-to-be.

He recalled an unsavory instance that put things into perspective: Mariah Carey insisted that her assistant hold her straw while she drank.

"I don’t want to be like that,” he said, shaking his head. “I want to be how Justin [Timberlake] is. He talks to the people at catering. He looks people in the eye."

For more, click over to The LA Times.

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