July 29th, 2009
04:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Seventy-year-old congresswoman makes most beautiful list

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/29/art.waters0729.gi.jpg caption="Rep. Maxine Waters scored the fifth spot on an annual list of Capitol Hill's 50 most beautiful people."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters has a beauty secret.

"I bathe in moisturizer,'" the 70-year-old congresswoman told the Hill newspaper.
Waters is one of seven lawmakers that made the cut for the Capitol Hill paper's 2009 50 Most Beautiful List, landing in position #5 in the top 10.

Other lawmakers on the list include New Mexico Democrat Rep. Martin Heinrich, who scored the top spot on the list, Washington Republican Rep. Dave Reichert, Colorado Democrat Rep. Betsy Markey, California Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier, Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock, and North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," Reichert said to CNN about making the list.

Update 6:48 p.m.: Rep. Heinrich has chimed in about making the list: "The honor and photo provided my colleagues and me a brief laugh this morning, and then we went back to work trying to reform our health care system.”

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Larry

    Beauty's definitely in the eye of the beholder.

    July 29, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  2. Alicia

    You go girl with your hot self!!!!!!

    Black don't crack! (Thought she was in her early fifties.)

    Love it!

    July 29, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  3. GOP loves Maxine

    Yes Maxine is beautiful! She may be 70 but she looks 25 which is why America has the hots for her. Of course there is nothing more important to the future of our country, than the physical beauty of career politicians. I am surprised that Robert Byrd and Tom Coburn didn't make the list.

    July 29, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  4. Zero.

    She's so beautiful, she's so young and free. She's so beautiful, she's all there is to me.

    July 29, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  5. No Hillary = No Obama

    The should rename Congress Vanity Village

    July 29, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  6. Ruty

    The politicians of this country are a bunch of idiots. Who cares what she bathes in?

    July 29, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |