Carson Daly Turns 40: Get Nostalgic With 40 TRL-Era Pics

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Carson Daly Turns 40

Today is the day that Carson Daly turns 40. We’ll let that sink in. 40! It seems like only yesterday he was just a goofy kid interviewing pretty much every famous person in existence on MTV’s Total Request Live. Sure, he’s still on the airwaves, acting as the host of The Voice and Last Call. But it’s just not quite the same.

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Although he left his TRL post  in 2002, we’ll still always remember him as the dude who gave us access to our favorite famous faces back in a time when the internet wasn’t completely ubiquitous. Carson racked up a pretty amazing roster of talented friends and guests, which included current day legends like Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Destiny’s Child, and also some more throwback-y names too (*cough* Mandy Moore *cough*) To celebrate his milestone day, we’d like to take a look back at the days when Carson lorded over Times Square in his galaxy of stars, while teens with hand-drawn signs shrieked below. Head up to the gallery above for 40 nostalgia-inducing vintage pics of Carson hanging out with celebs. Enjoy!

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