The old adage goes “politics is Hollywood for ugly people;” but this year’s top 50 defies this statement (well, you be the judge). For those of us that live outside the bubble that is Capitol Hill: Every year, The Hill Newspaper publishes its list of the 50 Most Beautiful People of Capitol Hill and every July, Hill staffers wait in anticipation to see who made “the list.” Drumroll please…
Topping the list this year is 24-year-old Tulani Elisa (pictured left), a Legislative Assistant for Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA). Besides being a self-proclaimed klutz (story of my life), this fabulous chica’s name is Swahili for “one who is comforting” and is the oldest child in her family.
This year’s brains-meets-beauty contest received nearly 400 nominations of staffers, lobbyists and lawmakers. And of course I’m not bitter that I’ve never received a nomination. Nope, not at all. Smile.
Other list notables this year are Elizabeth Kucinich, wife of Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Senator John Warner (R-Va), and Rep. Vito Fossella (R-NY).