Every year The Hill puts out a list of the 50 most beautiful people on Capitol Hill. This year, some senate staffers thought that list wasn’t good enough. In an email sent to other staffers, the two guys ask, “Are you as perplexed as us when the list comes out? Usually we’re left with the infamous “Huh?” expression sprawled across our faces.” Thus the Fab 50 was born.
One founder of the list, Kelechi Kalu said of creating a new list, “I honestly felt no connection to the list…along with the Fab Fifty co-founder, Brandon Andrews [we] …wanted to focus on primarily the staffers and employees who do a lot of the grunt work here, but don’t get much recognition for it.”
Last Saturday, a party sponsored by Bacardi USA was held to culminate the unveiling of the list, which has Jermaine House of Laurel, Mississippi at the top of the list.
Some people on the Hill had certain feelings about this new list, “I think both lists, The Hill and The Fab Fifty are based on the opinions of certain individuals and as was stated beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” said Addie Whisenant, Press Secretary for Artur Davis. “I don’t think anyone on either list is uglier or less attractive than the next so I think both efforts have the same leverage in a town of very beautiful people.”
Still, the actual party itself was filled with young staffers with a line down the block. The atmosphere for Lounge 201 isn’t really a boogie-down-type of feel but some tried to ‘party hardy’. Personally, it felt like a late night happy hour that was trying really hard to be a party.
Patrons enjoyed themselves and although it was sponsored by Bacardi USA, no complimentary drinks were found.
If you were a young staffer, it was a great place to mix and mingle with friends and celebrate those who made the list.
To see the top 10, click here. I wonder who the other 40 are?