Don’t judge me.
In the sixth grade, Paula Abdul and the her debut single/video Straight Up was another awakening for me. Abdul was my first adult celebrity crush. The sexy choreographer cast aside Alyssa Milano from my schoolboy fantasies. Despite my arguments to the contrary at the time, the jiggling cleavage in the video might have at least had a little bit of influence on my taste in her music. That, and well, I thought she was incredibly hot. I was already an over-sexualized 10 year old, and this just fed into my prepubescent boner.
Fun fact: an unrequited classmate crush actually dubbed the cassette tape for me.