"They crowned me with a tiara and sash, and I walked around the room waving," he recalls. "I was still this shy 14-year-old in braces. I hadn’t reached my socialness yet, and everyone was cheering.
"I was the future. Most of the men were middle-aged or older, and to see this 14-year-old out, they loved it. They were so happy."
...uhuh! I'll bet. I'm afraid the phrase "fresh meat" comes to mind.