A leggy, blonde, Brazilian supermodel, who hosted a children's TV show. It became very popular; fathers even liked to join their kids in watching the show. Even men who didn't have kids watched the show. And, of course, the requisite horny teenage boys. Maybe it was those extremely short skirts she wore.

The show's success led quickly to a Spanish-language version, for the rest of the Americas, and, years later, to an English-language version for North America. The in-English show was produced by MTM, shortly after it was purchased by Pat Robertson; the extremely short skirts (etc) were gone, replaced by clothes that were not those of a proper sex kitten. The show flopped.

Xuxa was romantically linked to JFK, Jr. for a day or two, in the post-Daryl era, IIRC.