July 28th, 2010
09:05 AM ET
11 years ago

Six lawmakers make 'Beautiful' list

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/28/art.gillibrand.0728.thehill.jpg caption =" Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ranks third on The Hill’s list of the 50 most beautiful people on Capitol Hill."](CNN) - It's been said Washington is the Hollywood for ugly people, but don't tell a handful of lawmakers that.

The Hill - a daily publication that covers Washington - is out with its annual 50 Most Beautiful People list and six members of Congress have landed coveted spots in the newspaper's yearly roundup of the more attractive Capitol Hill inhabitants.

Coming in at No. 3 is New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's replacement who has lost 40 pounds since joining the upper chamber a year and a half ago.

At No. 7 is California Rep. Judy Chu, the first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress who won a special election to replace current Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. Chu, a psychology Ph.D., says she stays grounded in the Capitol's dizzying halls by "taking a breather every once in a while."

The No. 9 spot is filled by Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., "a known fitness nut," the Hill says, who "converted one the gym's racquetball courts into a space dedicated to martial arts, yoga, pilates and the P90X exercise program."