2015 50 Most Beautiful

Sen. Marco Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio
Hometown: 
Miami
Age: 
44
Relationship Status: 
Married
Party Affiliation: 
Republican

Marco Rubio’s love of hip-hop music is well documented, but he has a fear of another musical genre.

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“The ’70s were a very frightening time,” the GOP presidential candidate told a crowd in 2012. “We had to overcome disco, and bellbottoms, and the Bee Gees.”

Besides jamming to Tupac Shakur, Eminem or any of the other rappers he’s expressed a fondness for, the dad of four and former college football player is used to breaking a sweat before the sun’s up.

The early morning workouts might help Rubio, who first made The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful list in 2011, indulge in some of his guilty pleasures.

When asked recently if the Florida senator was joining fellow White House hopeful Jeb Bush in adhering to a Paleo diet, which eschews dairy and refined sugar, Rubio replied, “No, I’m not. I had a key lime pie yesterday — not the whole pie.”

— Judy Kurtz