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Looking back at 10 years of the 50 Most Beautiful list

Gannon recalls reacting with shock and disbelief to the news.

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“I had zero idea I was nominated. Of course I was surprised, flattered and a little bit unsure what it was,” Gannon said recently.

She was new to Capitol Hill and working for then-Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.).

“I was 22 years old. I think I had only had two paychecks at that point.”

It was 2004 when that first list appeared and caused a clamor on Capitol Hill. In honor of the list’s 10th anniversary, The Hill is looking back at how it all started.

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