2016 50 Most Beautiful

Pat Cunnane
Pat Cunnane
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For Pat Cunnane, appearing on the 50 Most Beautiful list will bring his White House career full circle. As a young press aide, Cunnane was in charge of organizing nominations for the list among staffers at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. 

“I know the process quite well,” he says. “It’s much better to be on this side of it.”

The University of Miami graduate took a path shared by few — he joined the White House press shop straight out of school and hasn’t left. 

Still, Cunnane describes himself as an all-American guy: he married his middle-school sweetheart and spends summer weekends with his family in Cape May, N.J.

Cunnane says surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and biking keep him in shape. And he’s trying to cut his three-a-day soda habit back to weekends only.

“Right now, my co-workers are hiding the Mountain Dew from me,” he says. 

— Jordan Fabian