"My appearance began to really change when i was about fourteen. I grew quite a bit in height. People who didnt know me would come into a room expecting to be introduced to cute little Michael Jackson and they would walk right past me. I would say “Im Michael,” and they’d look doubtful. Michael was a cute little kid; i was a gangly adolescent heading toward five feet ten inches.I was not the person they expected or even wanted to see. Adolescence is hard enough, but imagine having your own natural insecurities about the changes your body is undergoing heightened by the negative reaction of others."
Michael Jackson, Moonwalk (autobiography)