Not even ooey-gooey, cheesy, scrumptious pizza will snag 50 Most Beautiful nominees a spot on this year’s list.

Our 50 Most Beautiful team is hard at work snapping pics of potential Most Beautiful list-makers at all-day photo shoots. As a result, some of our crew was left simply starving last week when we didn’t have time to inhale breakfast or lunch because of the intense schedule.

Even more torturous: the smell of cheese and sauce deliciousness wafting in the air, as some sort of pizza gathering was held down the hall from the photo sessions at the Russell Senate Office Building rotunda.

A member of the Most Beautiful team was so struck by the appetizing odor that she commented to a dashing Most Beautiful candidate that the pizza smelled amazing. She mentioned how the team hadn’t had a chance to grab a bite to eat yet and still had an hour left to shoot.

As The Hill’s team began to take snapshots of the next beauty, the previous 50 Most Beautiful model returned, a paper plate stacked high with pizza slices in hand. The crew quipped that the gent was trying to bribe them, but he just shook his head and smiled before darting off.

Who will get a slice of the Most Beautiful pie this year? The 2014 50 Most Beautiful list is unveiled in The Hill the last week of July.

—Ashley Perks contributed