May 15, 1978 |
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
|Associated acts||O-Town, LMNT|
Ikaika Kahoano (born May 15, 1978) is an American singer.
He was a finalist on the ABC television series Making the Band in 2000, which formed the boy band O-Town. Kahoano left the group to return home to his native Hawaii and was replaced by Dan Miller. Kahoano then moved to New York City and formed the boy band LMNT with Bryan Chan and Mike Miller, also finalists from Making the Band. The group released the album, All Sides, in 2002. He currently runs a webpage Model-fit Hawaii, a site that advertises a dieting and exercise program.
Lou Pearlman chose him to live together when he was a member of the O-Town band. Pearlman told him that: 'I'll be like a father to you—me and you against the world. We have a secret. I'll take care of you. You'll be my guy.' " Then Kahoano became very uncomfortable with Pearlman. Kahoano's brother flew from Hawaii, and never left his side, which was not shown on TV. Then he quit the show, left O-Town in the midseason.
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