By The Hill Staff - 07/25/12 09:00 AM EDT
Hometown: Vienna, Va.
Political party: Republican
Relationship status: In a relationship
Laura Froehlich is noticeably more comfortable talking about sci-fi, her family, her boyfriend and her job than answering questions about beauty.
Asked about her philosophy on health and looking good, she pauses, expressing disbelief at being a part of this year’s 50 Most Beautiful People list.
“Because I'm so beautiful,” she says, chuckling.
“Eating well, taking care of yourself,” she lists slowly. “Don’t be an a--hole. Be a nice person and don’t take things too seriously.”
Froehlich studied corporate marketing at Virginia Tech but now works as an associate director of public policy at UBS.
At first she didn’t know if she was on the right career path, but her father, a 20-year veteran of the Navy and former nuclear submarine captain, would often bring her back down to Earth.
“I don’t know what your deal is,” he’d tell her. “Do you have nuke keys around your neck? Is anyone going to die today?”
Outside of work, Froehlich’s a sci-fi nerd, admitting a love for “Game of Thrones,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “Star Trek.” She’s also part of a Navy family; in addition to her father, her grandfather and brother are Navy men. Her boyfriend, Chris, is an F-18 pilot for the Navy.
The two were friends from childhood. But when he invited her to a Navy ball, their relationship got more serious, much to her surprise. Froehlich recalls packing business cards that night to hand out to single sailors. But the cards never came out.
“It was the most romantic date I’ve ever had,” she says.
They’ve been together since, and Froehlich recently returned from visiting him in Dubai, where he is stationed.
— Megan R. Wilson