2017 50 Most Beautiful

Ned Ryun
Ned Ryun
Lawrence, Kansas
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Ned Ryun, a former writer for President George W. Bush, now trains and educates up-and-coming candidates as the founder and CEO of American Majority.

When Ryun isn’t busy helping grassroots activists and community leaders become politicians, this dad of four says he’s either spending time with family or working out. 


Ryun ran competitively in college at the University of Kansas, but in the past 10 years — and after having surgery on his Achilles tendon — he gets his daily workouts by lifting free weights. 

He calls striking a “balance between a sound body and sound mind” his “number one health tip.” But despite striving for that balance, he admits a weakness for one popular pitfall.

"You can never have enough chocolate in life," Ryun says.

The chocoholic’s favorite dessert would include "chocolate cake covered in chocolate frosting, topped with chocolate sprinkles and double chunk chocolate ice cream."

— Sabrina Bachai