2015 50 Most Beautiful

Juan McCullum
Juan McCullum
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Juan McCullum is no stranger to fame, and neither is his English bulldog, Tourner.


The general counsel for Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) is a former reality TV star — you may recognize him as “Pretty” on VH1’s “I Love New York” — but it’s often his pup that leaves the lasting impression.

“People know him on the Hill,” McCullum said, adding he often gets requests from other offices for visits from Tourner.

McCullum’s not embarrassed about his television past, admitting that he auditioned for VH1 when he was a broke law student.

“It’s part of my journey in life,” he said.

His hairdo is also embarking on a new journey: After eight years, McCullum says, he thinks he’s ready to ditch his dreadlocks.

“At some point during 2015 they’re coming off,” he said with a laugh.

“I think they’ve run their course, but it’s been a good run.”

—Ashley Perks