By The Hill Staff - 07/27/11 04:00 AM EDT
Hometown: Grey Bull, Wyo.
Political party: Republican
Relationship status: Boyfriend
Macy Sukut possesses that simple, homegrown beauty that could only come from the wide-open spaces of the West.
Yes, this Wyoming native hunts, fishes and skis, but these days, as intern coordinator for Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Sukut is more likely to be strutting the Capitol’s halls in high heels than sporting her preferred, home-on-the-range outfit of ragged jeans and flannel.
“I wasn’t ever a fan of country music,” she says. “Then I came here and I realized my radio station was on country music every morning.”
However proud she is of her heritage, Sukut hasn’t limited herself to the Cowboy State.
She already has spent a year perfecting her German and skiing in Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg, Austria, and she aspires to a master’s degree in global security beginning next spring, she hopes.
Not surprisingly, Sukut’s secret to sustaining her natural beauty is rather low key. She says she doesn’t log much time in front of the mirror.
Besides drinking “lots of water,” Sukut admits she does have one vice that helps her sustain her sleek profile.
“I am a workout fiend,” she says. “I run a lot.”
Even exercising comes fairly easy for Sukut, as she says she carried the habit over from her days at the University of Wyoming — where she played varsity basketball and ran track.
One warning: If you’re looking for a running partner on Capitol Hill, watch out for Sukut. She disapproves of runners who gab while on the road.
“I don’t understand how people run and talk at the same time and still get a workout," she says.
When Sukut runs, she listens to country music.