I remember when I saw Lord of the Rings fo the first time, and being absolutely fascinated by Legolas:
My attraction to Legolas wasn't exactly physical, it was more aesthetic. I'd honestly never seen such a beautiful, elegant male character before. I didn't want to have sexytimes wth Legolas, I just wanted to stand him in the corner and look at him forever! There was even a time when I thought that Legolas was a partly CG character because I didn't believe that he could possibly be fully human.
It's odd, because 'pretty' isn't normally my thing when men are concerned, but I was absolutely transfixed by Legolas from the moment he first appeared on the screen at the Council of Elrond in the Fellowship of the Ring.
However, when I first saw Orlando Bloom in his 'natural' state, I was like "yeah, he's a decent looking guy, but..."
It must be the long, blond hair and pointy ears!