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2015 50 Most Beautiful

LeMia Jenkins
LeMia Jenkins
Hometown: 
Jackson, Miss.
Age: 
27
Relationship Status: 
Single
Party Affiliation: 
Democrat

A Southern girl through and through, LeMia Jenkins says she can’t get enough of “Fried Chicken Wednesdays” in the Rayburn House Office Building cafeteria.

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“I’m addicted to fried chicken,” Jenkins said with a laugh. “I have to have it three times a week.”

Still, Jenkins says she takes her health seriously and works out four times a week to stay in shape.

Jackson State University’s new director of federal relations splits her time between Washington and her home state of Mississippi. But a fear of heights can make flights back and forth difficult.

“I take Dramamine to fly because I just want to go to sleep,” she admitted.

To conquer her fear, and fulfill one of her bucket-list items, she plans to skydive this fall.

In the meantime, Jenkins says that with her new job she's “getting to live the political dream I have always had.”

— Kate Hardiman