I have also thought about it so much in last few weeks. How can someone be so insanely handsome and sexy!! Its not just the smile, but every move he makes on the dance floor and the voice!! I think it is his whole persona, he knew how to dress to flatter his body, just the right makeup, how to move but also he had this shy-boy-round-the-corner thing going on. I have not seen a lot of him in media / off stage, but on stage (and in videos), he had this I-own-this-place attitude. It all sort of comes together to create this aura around him. No wonder people fainted at his concerts.Honestly, I am currently trying to figure out why he was so handsome! It doesn't make any sense. It also just blows my mind that I was told by the media that he wasn't attractive.
Speaking of childhood - I was never a fan, never paid attention to him. I grew up away from pop culture, media, tabloids. My parents were not into that at all. BUT, today one of my kids was dancing to Bad and my mother was like - "oh your mom also used to dance on that song". I almost dropped the laptop!! WHAT! I have no memory of that, but apparently Michael would be on the radio some times and I would dance on some of his songs. Totally blew my mind!