Prince was sexy because he had talent and the power of persuasion
Don't get me wrong--he was as cute as a button, great pretty face, in good shape, cute apple butt etc. But he was also 5 foot 3 inches tall and probably only got up to about 125 or 130 lbs at most. Most people would describe his looks as cute rather than sexy. (Davey Jones opposed to George Clooney)
But here (IMO) is how he graduated from cute to sexy. And here is why I actually admire his seemingly cocky stage/public persona.
He sold his sexiness through the power of persuasion. He basically said "I may be "Little Princey", but "so what".. What he lacked in height, he made up for in humor, hard-working and truely inventive talent, generous sexuality, fearless embrace of both the masculine and feminine side of personality and the acceptance that "different" can be sexy if you are willing to do the work. He compensated without ignoring his shortcomings. He never lost his vulnerability.
His cockiness was earned by his hardwork and talent and was an act of defiance not just for himself but for anyone who is short, underestimated or from a seemingly unglamorous midwestern city. He didn't think he was a better person than most; just a better musician (and he was right).
He was a master at persuasion and image but also surprisingly true to his own vision. So therefore sexy as fvck. He was flawed but his flaws were in the interest of music and usually deeply human. You love him even when you dont always like him. He was a loveable smutty little asshole and an unfathomable yet generous-hearted angel.
He was sexy because he was a 5'3" giant.
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