Monday, September 15, 2008

So Who Is Michael Johns?

Michael Johns

If you're an American Idol fan, you already know Michael Johns is the sexy Aussie whose unexpected elimination caused an American uproar to sweep the nation in AI Season 7, which aired in 2007-2008. With the American Idol Tour 2008 just ended on September 13th, it's time to take an in depth look at the man, his past, his present, and his undeniable future.

For those of you who don't watch the "reality" show, I've included a picture and a description. What you can't really appreciate in the photo on a computer screen, are the proportions at which you're looking. Ahem, athletically speaking, he's a prime specimen of manliness. His 6' 3" height and muscular build give him a physical advantage in sports. Add to that his extremely competitive nature, and you've got yourself one Hot Aussie sportsman.

His musical journey in America began in 1998. That's when he left Australia and moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he lived for six years. He attended college at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia on a tennis scholarship. Michael was also a player with the Atlanta Kookaburras, a USAFL Australian football rules club while in Atlanta. He left college soon after arriving to pursue his musical career. For us fans, that's where his rise to fame begins.

This is the first in a series of articles exploring what it took to become the Michael Johns as we all know him. In the next article, we will more closely look into his past. Until then, here are a few quick notes about him.

* Birth Name: Michael John Lee
* Birth Place: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
* Date of Birth - 10/20/1978
* Zodiac sign: Libra
* Profession: Reality cast member; singer; musician

He is currently living in Los Angeles. Johns also plays the guitar and has been singing since age 5. He quickly became American Idol's Season 7 sex symbol with his tall-dark-handsome looks and charming personality. He was once a member of a band called The Rising.

Michael Johns Fast Facts:

* Moved to the United States when he was eighteen.
* Began college on a tennis scholarship, but left to pursue singing.
* Was the lead singer of two different bands: Film and The Rising.

Michael Johns Relationships:

* John Burke - Stepfather
* Janet Burke - Mother
* Stephen - Brother
* Cindy - Sister
* Stacey - Wife


* Attended Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, Tifton, GA

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