A Different Kind of Angel: An Interview with Michael
By Claire Schumer
Michael was the second Transformed person to become a public sensation. The existence of Kaylee, a “catgirl” straight out of a Japanese cartoon, brought out the worst in a lot of anime fans, but Michael’s symbolism is the sort that isn’t lost on people who aren’t into a niche hobby. There’s no getting around the fact that he looks like an angel. Sitting across from me in a quiet café, he looks out of place even with a caramel macchiato in front of him. He is such a perfect specimen of a beautiful man, with these great white bird wings, that I can’t help but think that aesthetically he’d be more at home somewhere with marble columns, or perhaps inside a Michelangelo painting.
His posture is confident, but in a rehearsed kind of way. He isn’t wearing a shirt; he says he gave up on trying to modify them to accommodate his wings. Below his perfe