The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful People: Page 23 of 50

Age: 25
Hometown: Atlanta
Political party: Republican
Relationship status: Engaged

A 25-year-old engaged Southern gentleman, Zach Hunter returns home to Georgia, and people wonder why he’s walking so fast.

“It’s definitely more fast-paced up here,” says Hunter, who is planning a December wedding. “They look at me funny sometimes when I walk quickly down the sidewalk.”

The Republican has been in Washington for two years. He left Rep. Phil Gingrey’s (R-Ga.) office earlier this year to work in the communications office for the American Action Network and the American Action Forum, a job he calls “more 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. than 9 to 5.” 

Hunter had to get creative when proposing to his girlfriend last winter; he says she’s “so sharp, she sees everything coming.” He took a cue from Prince William, planning a Sunday hike so early in the morning that she had no clue what was coming. (Prince William proposed to Duchess Catherine two years ago in the remote Kenyan Highlands.) 

Once Hunter leaves work, he often makes his way to Matchbox for a Lemon Quencher martini. 

“I love the fact that everything in this city is so accessible,” he says. “You don’t have to make plans until the day you want to do something, if you don’t want to.”

Hunter lives behind the Supreme Court and keeps fit by attending the nearby Gold’s Gym. His daily routine includes eggs for breakfast, and he describes himself as a “shower-and-brush-my-teeth kind of guy.”

He ran track at the University of Georgia, and returns to his home state as often as he can to visit his brother and two sisters.

— Kate Oczypok