List designates Washington's most beautiful people
July 31st, 2013
07:23 AM ET
12 months ago

List designates Washington's most beautiful people

(CNN) - Sen. Jeff Flake is having a good year: He was sworn into the Senate. He spent a week marooned on a deserted island with his sons. And now the Republican is considered one of the 50 most beautiful people in the Beltway.

The Washington news outlet The Hill published its tenth annual list on Wednesday. The publication notes Flake's famously youthful appearance and healthy lifestyle choices - he's known for his love for spear fishing, sometimes without a shirt - as well as his participation in the so-called Gang of Eight, a bipartisan group of senators that led to the passage of immigration reform this year in the Senate.

The Arizona senator, formerly a congressman, was one of several lawmakers who received the designation. Republican Sen. Tim Scott, the first African-American senator from South Carolina since Reconstruction, also made the list. Scott, like Flake, was a former member of the House, but he was appointed to his Senate seat after Sen. Jim DeMint resigned at the end of 2012 to lead the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington.

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a freshman congresswoman from Hawaii; Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat from Florida; and Rep. Beto O'Rourke, another freshman Democrat from Texas, were among the House lawmakers on the list.

According to the Hill, 16 Republicans and 26 Democrats were featured, along with eight who identified themselves as independent or with another affiliation. Broken down by gender, the list is split: 25 men, 25 women.

Professions include 13 House staffers, seven Senate staffers, three White House staffers, eight executive branch staffers, and five members of the media - including CNN's Jake Tapper.

Twenty-six states are represented, with Pennsylvania leading the pack at five, and New Jersey and Texas both slightly behind at four.

More than 500 people were nominated by their peers for the list, the Hill said in a press release.

– CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.


Filed under: Capitol Hill • Congress
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. reacharound

    What, no Mr/Ms. Congeniality?

    July 31, 2013 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  2. Warren

    You mean this guy? "Senator Jeff Flake's son took to Twitter and used anti-gay, anti-Jew, and racist slurs. "

    His son learned it somewhere..

    July 31, 2013 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  3. vikingwoman

    Beautiful is as beautiful does & so far I'm not seeing much beauty in Washington DC!!

    July 31, 2013 09:19 am at 9:19 am |