50 Most Beautiful People for 2011: Page 6 of 50

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Age: 24

Hometown: Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Political party: Democratic
Relationship status: Girlfriend (Remy, his college sweetheart)

These days life may be “beautiful” for Zach Mallove, but his start on Capitol Hill wasn’t quite as pretty. Back in May 2010, on his first day on the job as a legislative aide for Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Mallove made a classic Metro mistake: “I was in Columbia Heights and I went north towards Fort Totten, instead of south.” After hopping in a cab and rushing into the office 45 minutes late, Mallove feared his government gig would be over before it began, saying, “Obviously, not the best first impression.” 

Luckily for Mallove, he kept his job, and life in the capital city has gone a bit more smoothly since then. Now that he has a firm grip of the subway system, Mallove heads to The Gibson or Bar Pilar around U Street to let loose.

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But he’s also careful that those calories from nights out get burned. Basketball, soccer, football, even rugby – Mallove says he loves them all. 

“I definitely like to work out at least four or five times a week, either the gym or running,” he said.

He also completed his latest fitness feat in April after making it to the finish line in the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run.

One other place you can catch Mallove racing to is the office. He admitted his morning routine may not be the speediest.

“It takes me longer than my girlfriend,” he said. But since that first-day fiasco, Mallove says he’s been on time for work every day.

– Judy Kurtz

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