Most of the nominations that come into The Hill for its annual 50 Most Beautiful People issue bear just the facts: name, photo, place of employment. Others, however, go into great detail about the proposed beauty. This feature is a nod to those people who took the time to put forth their most convincing — and amusing — arguments for placing their nominees on this year’s list.
Fan mail: gorgeous, funny, but a little photo shy
We have the perfect nominee for you! We are big fans of [NAME], Congressman [LAST NAME’S] chief of staff. Not only is he gorgeous but he is hilarious and super sweet to boot! And there is more! He is [AGE] but looks way younger … And he has been on the Hill forever. How have you overlooked him? We tried to surreptitiously take a photo of him for you, but it was way too hard to do. So, we are copping out and just providing you the profile photo from his Facebook page. You have, have, have to include him! In fact, he should be your cover boy!
Fans (big fans, actually) of [NAME]
The secret weapon: looks that kill (or at least persuade)
I nominate our beautiful and wonderful [POSITION], [NAME]. Her contact information is [EMAIL ADDRESS] and our office number is [OFFICE NUMBER]. We call her our “secret weapon” because from the time she first interned with us in the summer of 2006 and for the past almost five years she has worked with us, she has always been able to get things from others that others on staff could not. We attribute that to her stunning good looks and charm!
Mr. Hollywood: Capitol Hill’s own Ryan Reynolds
Those who mock that Washington is Hollywood for ugly people haven’t been roaming the halls of Congress. It’s there you’ll find [CONGRESSIONAL CHAMBER] staffer [NAME], the doppelganger for Ryan Reynolds, People magazine’s 2010 Sexiest Man Alive. Though he’s never been on the big screen, before his tenure as [POSITION] for [MEMBER OF CONGRESS], [NAME] was a small-screen star as a morning news anchor (and weatherman!) in both [STATE] and [STATE]. Attached are photos as I nominate this good-looking [HAIR COLOR] for one of The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful.
Always in fashion: Staffer keeps it cool and classy
Regardless of whether [MEMBER OF CONGRESS] is discussing salmon legislation or rooting for the people of [STATE], [STAFFER’S NAME] has a smile on his face, maintains an unprecedented level of dedication to his team, and keeps his pocket squares crisper than a newly minted Franklin. If that doesn’t go above and beyond the qualifications of the 50MB, I don’t know what could.
Nominate your own beauty!
•Do you know a looker who should be included in our annual 50 Most Beautiful list? Send nominations to 50MB@thehill.com.
• Please include the person’s name, place of employment, contact information and a photo.
• Those eligible include members of Congress, congressional staffers, lobbyists and anyone else who works regularly on Capitol Hill. All nominations are kept confidential.