The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful People: Page 11 of 50

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Age: Born “in the early to mid-1970s”
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Political party: Nonpartisan
Relationship status: Single

It should come as no surprise that Jessica Imotichey is one of the best-looking people in Washington; she’s spent much of her life involved with health. 

Imotichey grew up the daughter of two Indian Health Service employees and kept up an active lifestyle. She ran track in high school and was also a member of the pom squad. 

“I was a really diehard, ‘Bring it On’ cheerleader,” she says with a laugh. “[In] Oklahoma, it’s all about competitive cheerleading. I had switched to pom because I really liked dancing, and we were [a] national championship pom squad.”

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She eventually burned out on cheering and didn’t pursue it during her undergraduate days at the University of Central Oklahoma. After graduating with a degree in psychology, she enrolled in the University of Oklahoma to obtain a master’s in public health. Imotichey then did stints with the Department of Health and Human Services and Indian Health Service before settling into her current role as the Chickasaw Nation’s senior policy analyst. She is the tribe’s first analyst to focus on interagency issues. 

Imotichey maintains a healthy lifestyle thanks to habits ingrained in her younger days. 

“My grandmother always had big gardens,” she says. “Three huge gardens. One [was] dedicated just to melons. Honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon …

“My mom carried on that philosophy of eating healthy, eating fresh foods,” she says. “I grew up on fruits and vegetables, fresh from the backyard.”

She says she wasn’t blessed with that same green thumb.

“My son keeps telling me I need an urban garden,” Imotichey chuckles. “I have no urban garden.”

— Sterling C. Beard

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