Kendall Schmidt sends the ladies into screams when he performs with the all-guy group Big Time Rush, but the 21-year-old admits that there was a time he seriously struck out with one of them. “I accidentally took a vegan girl to a Brazilian steakhouse for a date,” Schmidt tells omg! from Yahoo!. Oops! Schmidt’s bandmate Logan Henderson, 22, jokes that Schmidt and his date “haven’t spoken since.” While the two heartthrobs say they’re both single at the moment, they note that there are a few things that they look for in a girl.
“Someone who can laugh at herself,” says the Kansas-born Schmidt. “Mature. Honest.” And native Texan Henderson? “Strong morals” he shares. “Grounded. Looks help!” Hey, at least he’s being honest!
Not that the guys have much time for romance these days. BTR, which also includes 22-year-old James Maslow and 22-year-old Carlos Pena Jr., is currently on tour (One Direction was recently on the bill!), while episodes of the “Big Time Rush” show air on Nickelodeon. They’re also recording songs for an upcoming third album. As if that weren’t enough, Schmidt and Henderson are working with CelebCalls.com, a new service where fans can purchase a customized call or e-card from their favorite celeb for $3.99. So now, for example, you can buy a call from Schmidt asking your BFF to meet you for a night out, or request that Henderson wish your niece a happy birthday. “We thought it would be fun way for our fans to be able to send special messages from us to their friends,” Schmidt explains.
Despite their busy schedules, Schmidt and Henderson made time to answer omg!’s Crush Questionnaire together:
If you could travel back in time, what period would you visit?
Schmidt: Turn of the 19th century. Really digged the costumes.
Henderson: Middle ages. I would have been a knight who saves the princess and slays the dragon.
Did you have any jobs before entertainment? If so, what was your first job? What was your worst job?
Schmidt: I volunteered at a pet store with my brother, Kevin, as a kid. Worst job: shoveling horse poo on Grandma’s farm.
Henderson: I taught a youth acting class before BTR. I’ve yet to have a “worst job.” I hope to never have a good answer for that question!
What is your pet peeve?
Schmidt: Logan Henderson.
Henderson: Kendall Francis.
Schmidt: Really, with the middle name? Low blow.
What’s your favorite food to pig out on?
Schmidt: Since [my pet pig] Yuma may be reading, bacon is out of the question.
Henderson: For Kendall maybe! [I] love barbecue. My dad’s a master when it comes to BBQ.
Who is your celebrity crush? Why?
Schmidt: Katy Perry. I dig her vibe.
Henderson: Rachel McAdams for a plethora of reasons.
What’s your idea of a dream date? A nightmare date?
Schmidt: Dream date — fall asleep on a private jet and wake up on a tropical island complete with hammocks. Nightmare — fruity drinks without umbrella straws.
Henderson: Something crazy, like [eating] freeze-dried ice cream while in orbit on one of [Richard] Branson’s private shuttles. Nightmare — the girl turns out to be a man-eating alien.
What’s one thing on your bucket list that you haven’t done yet?
Schmidt: Base jump. Although I should probably skydive first!
Henderson: Shark wrangling. Baby wrangling wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
Which member of “The Breakfast Club” were you most like in high school?
Schmidt: Not gonna lie, never seen it.
Henderson: Emilio [Estevez] all the way.
Speaking of high school, did you go to your prom?
Schmidt: I was home schooled, so I shared a slow dance with myself.
Henderson: I hear a tiny violin.
What are your three favorite songs on your iPod right now? Who’s your favorite artist?
Schmidt: “The A-Team” by Ed Sheeran. I even did an acoustic cover for it. “Micro Macro” by my brother Kenneth. “Windows Down” [by Big Time Rush]. My favorite artist? Probably Incubus.
Henderson: “Windows Down.” “Elevate” [by BTR]. “Boyfriend” [by BTR]. Big Time Rush rules the world.
When you were a kid, whose poster was on your wall?
Schmidt: Bob Marley.
If you had to pick a movie to watch this very moment, what would it be and why?
Schmidt: “Homeward Bound.” Reminds me of my childhood.
Henderson: “Ted” — cause I haven’t seen it!