In his 2013 GQ cover story, Michael told the magazine that women just like him because he's famous. He said, "You become a lot more successful in terms of, like, talking to a girl. She's all of a sudden more interested in me. I know that, like, three years ago, she would've walked away after two sentences left my mouth. I remember I was sitting at this table at this thing, and I was talking to this girl. I was like, 'God, I am so boring right now.' But she was like, 'That's so interesting!' I was like, 'You know what? Five years ago, this would not have been interesting.'"
He also told Elle UK that he's "not oblivious" to the female attention, but "It's not like I think I've become more charming or good-looking overnight."