Kevin Jonas is the best Jonas Brother. There, I said it. The band's eldest brother has been overlooked for too long, and we have factual evidence to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's time for Joe and Nick Jonas to move over and let the real star of the band shine. It may be an unpopular opinion, but we dare you to get to the end of this list without agreeing that Kevin is an underrated King who deserves more recognition. Don't worry, Kev — we've got your back.
The Kevin Jonas you see before you now is not the same man we knew back in 2008. Just ask Elle Australia, who published all of the best reactions to Kev's aggressive glow-up. The overarching conclusion? Kevin got hot. Maybe it's the weird rope-based weight training workouts he's gotten into, fatherhood, or that secret second puberty that all men go through in their early- to mid-twenties (literally look at any man and tell me that's not a thing). Either way, Kevin had the biggest glow up of all the JoBros even though he was probably the only one that had already gone through puberty when "Year 3000" came out.
Nick admitted on Carpool Karaoke that he thinks he's the best singer in the band, and we all know frontman Joe is only in it for the attention. No tea, no shade, all of the Jonas Brothers are heroes amongst men, but Kevin is the only one humble enough to take a step back and happily let his brothers vie for the spotlight. It's not like he can't sing too, his solo song in JONAS, "I Left My Heart In Scandinavia" proved that once and for all, and he plays more instruments than Joe by a wide margin. So, why is Kevin never front and center? Because he's humble and good.
Kevin is the only Jonas Brother who is a father, with two beautiful baby girls. Even though the rampant Tumblr speculation that Danielle Jonas was faking her pregnancy was lowkey hilarious, there's no denying that Kevin's love for his kids is very, very real. His Instagram is full of unicorn-themed birthday parties, princess costumes, and family holidays. Does that not make your heart melt? Kevin has been able to be a musician and a businessman (more on that later) without sacrificing his fatherly duties, and he's only 31. Your fave could never.
Hannah Montana might have described Kevin as the cute, romantic one and Joe as the cute, funny one, but oh, how the tables have turned. Kevin has been the comic relief since the good ol' days of Camp Rock and JONAS because he was willing to put ego aside and play dumb for the cameras. Well, to be fair, they all played dumb for the cameras, but Kevin kept his role as the comic relief for way longer than his brothers and has shined. He's never taken himself too seriously, which has let him become the cute, romantic, funny one for the past ten years.
Listen, we love Nick. Could we even call ourselves Jonas Brothers fans if we didn't love Nick? Could we call ourselves people with eyes, ears, and souls if we didn't love Nick? But our beloved little walking Muscle Milk advertisement has fully admitted to being the reason we lost the Jonas Brothers in the first place. Kevin never broke up the Jonas Brothers. Nick did break up the Jonas Brothers. Kevin > Nick. It's nothing personal — Nick just tore out our hearts, tore them to shreds, and peed on their graves, and we're clearly still bitter.
Kevin is smart AF. While Joe and Nick used their time apart to launch solo careers, Kevin took his Disney Channel money and became a full-time businessman. Kevin founded a real-estate development and construction company JonasWerner, bacame the CEO of social media influencer strategy company The Blu Market, created a food app called Yood, and started a partnership with We Heart It. Kevin has even been profiled by Forbes and named one of the Most Creative People by Fast Company. Kevin took his teenage fame and parlayed it into a lifetime of money.
If we love anything, it's not doing work. Idle hands are the devil's playthings, which sounds like a ton of fun and we're super down. Kevin might be a driven entrepreneur, but we've got to give it up for him getting famous for doing basically nothing. Sure, he plays a ton of instruments and still had to show up to television show filmings, album recordings, interviews, and other things that we would literally pay to do but is somehow considered "work," but he really only had to show up. Anything more than that was Kevin going above and beyond what was asked of him, and he still became a household name. Mad props.
Kevin Jonas has been married since he was 22, and his relationship with Danielle is still going strong. That's nearly a full decade of happy marriage, and a dozen years of love since Danielle and Kevin met while on family vacations in the Bahamas. Their secret to a strong and lasting marriage? A castle. Also probably hard work and love, but tying the knot in a castle had to have given their union a solid beginning. You could coast off of the high from getting married in a literal castle for at least two of those years alone. We'll see if Joe's wedding to Sophie Turner manages to one-up his brothers' extravagant ceremonies.
Nick might play the largest amount of instruments of all of the brothers with six under his belt, but Kevin comes in second with a respectable five instruments. Kevin plays lead guitar, rhythm guitar, the mandolin, and bass guitar, while Joe only plays rhythm guitar and keyboard. It's already been established that Nick broke up the band and destroyed our souls, so looks like Kevin is coming out on top here as well. We're just kidding, but it is awesome that Kevin can play a niche instrument like the mandolin, which is technically a lute.
We really don't mean to pit the boys against each other here because we love all of them equally, we just love Kevin slightly more. I'm sure all of the Jonas Brothers broke some hearts in their single days way back when, but none as publicly as Joe, who famously broke up with Taylor Swift in a 27-second phone call. Not the best PR. We love Kevin for keeping his relationships out of Hollywood and was the only JoBro who didn't date another Disney star. Kevin never made Taylor Swift cry, and for that, we love him.
If you're surprised that a pre-glow up Kevin appeared in People's Sexiest Man Alive issue, you're not alone. Kevin was also surprised. With his adorable humility, he literally asked if they had the right person when he was contacted to be a part of their special article about the sexiest 21-year-olds in the business, but he also copped to the fact that his confidence and friendliness can be a total turn-on. We stan a confident, humble man. He was honored along with Zac Efron, Jesse McCartney, and Ed Westwick a.k.a. the three other teen heartthrobs of our youth. Move over, Jordan Catalano.
If Kevin's reaction to being on People's Sexiest Man Alive issue proved anything, it's that Kev definitely can be self-deprecating. But, like, in a cute, not-pathetic way. Kevin knows that Joe and Nick are the stars of the show, but he's secure enough in his self-worth that he can joke about his underdog status. He also made some hilarious comments about his horrible sideburns on The Late, Late Show with James Corden during the Jonas Brothers' weeklong takeover that showed both his self-deprecating humor and his willingness to be the comic relief.
Kevin Jonas knows his worth. He also knows the value of a dollar. So, it makes sense that Kevin decided to put his beautiful New Jersey home on AirBnB while he waited for it to be sold. He offered the home (and former Married To Jonas filming location) for $20,000 per night along with four tickets to the nearby Super Bowl in 2014. Kevin is always a businessman and knows how to sell a product, so he also left some of his favorite French wines for the renters and offered to fill the fridge with whatever the renters wanted prior to their arrival. Attractive, generous, and wise. PS: Does anyone have $20k I could borrow?
An amazing new fun fact we learned during the Jonas Brothers' Late Late Show residency was that Kevin has a surprisingly high tolerance for spicy foods. The band played "Spill Your Guts Or Fill Your Guts," and they all had to drink a ridiculously spicy three-pepper smoothie when Joe refused to rank The Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, BTS, and One Direction from worst to best. It was the right decision, but Joe could not handle the intense drink. Kevin, on the other hand, went back for seconds. As Paris Hilton (and anyone else drinking a three-pepper smoothie) would say: "That's hot."
Kevin finally got his JoBro mo(ment) in their new single, "Sucker," the song that introduced the Jonas Brothers' comeback to an unprepared and unsuspecting public. No, Kevin didn't finally get to sing, but the "Sucker" music video did imply that it was Kevin rocking out during the song's whistling bridge. We know it wasn't Nick whistling on the track, because homeboy can't whistle, and the music video cut to Kev whistling during the bridge. So, using our strong deduction skills, it looks like Kevin's time to shine has finally come. We love a multitalented musician.
Do you know the phrase it takes one to know one? Well, Kevin proved he was a true icon when he gave props to former Disney stars and close friends of the band Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus for being numbers nine through twelve on the iTunes charts. Real respects real. If the other Jonas Brothers, i.e. the two band members who actually dated Demi and Selena, noticed this blast from the past, they didn't say anything about it on social media. Leave it to Kevin, the best Jonas Brother, to spread positivity and light!
In case you thought that Nick was the only Jonas Brother who wrote songs, Kevin is credited as a writer for nearly two dozen Jonas Brothers songs and a handful of Demi Lovato songs the band wrote and produced with her for her debut album. Yes, this does include the absolute bangers "Get Back" and "Don't Forget." Wikipedia isn't the *most* reliable source, but it does look like it lists all 24 songs that have Kevin as a writer or co-writer. Kevin is an economical *and* musical genius.
It's been known that Kevin is great at marketing. It has *also* been known (at least if you've read this article) that Kev owns a contracting company. As a humble man with seemingly no shame, Kevin appeared on behalf of his company as a contractor for Kathy Wakile on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. That's right — this star is a contractor to the stars. He was introduced as "Singer/Kathy's Contractor," which is hilarious, and it looks like he can do the hands-on construction work himself, which is v. manly and impressive.
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Kevin is so freaking cute. He cannot dance, but he always tries. Whether it's his adorable, spazztastic dance to "S.O.S." or his clogging while texting, Kev makes two left feet look really, really good. Most recently, Joe and Kevin were spotted chugging a beer and flossing at the 2018 U.S. Open, and while his chugging was impressive, his flossing was not. It's nice to know that some things never change, whether that's brotherly love or a total lack of coordination. It's amazing that a rhythm guitar player can be so devoid of, well, rhythm.
Who Wore It Better: Beyonce or The Jonas Brothers? ('Like' for Kevin Jonas, 'RT' for Beyonce) pic.twitter.com/oBI9sX668s— the whisp (@whisp_the) February 28, 2019
Who Wore It Better: Beyonce or The Jonas Brothers? ('Like' for Kevin Jonas, 'RT' for Beyonce) pic.twitter.com/oBI9sX668s