The Illuminati is an occult society founded in 1776 in Bavaria that’s allegedly bent on taking over the world. Its founder, the German philosopher Adam Weishaupt, may be long gone, but it’s believed that he has loyal followers, those who will achieve his goals of creating a secret society for like-minded free-thinkers, overthrowing the status quo, and establishing a New World Order.

Who better to do that than adorable child actors? Child stars, especially the ones from The Mickey Mouse Club, a 1950s Disney television show that was revived in the '70s and then again in the early '90s, are so cute that they would never be picked in a lineup of Illuminati suspects. Its the perfect guise for world domination. And the thing about the kids of The Mickey Mouse Club is that many of them grew up to be ridiculously good-looking adult stars. Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and Britney Spears are just some of the famous people who got their starts on The Mickey Mouse Club and now dominate the pop culture landscape (and the world?!?).

Below are 10 super legit, highly scientific reasons why those The Mickey Mouse Club hoodwinked us by sending perfect-looking humans out into the world that will one day rule us all.