Power and Beauty?

An anonymous tipster informs me that there is but a single South Asian amongst the 50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill, and he’s #48. [Via Wonkette]

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The “50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill” of 2005 is finally out and we’re not sure where to begin. We do notice that none of last year’s most beautiful made it to this year’s list. It’s a tough town, one year you’re young and gorgeous, the next you’re. . Denny Hastert.

Republican staffer Dino Teppara [previous mentions 1,2] seems to have made the cut. We HAVE to do better than just one for next year people. At least one Democrat, please.

If you are a jerk like me then you will soon be forwarding this link to all your friends who work on the Hill and telling them to start working out and dressing better for a shot next year. :)

30 thoughts on “Power and Beauty?

  1. ew…i’m sorry – anyone else find the complete list disappointing? ghauras are so not attractive…

  2. Uh… they look like the standard corporate 30-50 yr olds. What kind of “beautiful” did they mean?

  3. It seems like most of them are Republicans from Louisiana. So unattractive. (Ooops, sorry Piyush.)

  4. Glad to see a fair share of POC represented in the list.

    I’d like to contest Mr #11 and see him demoted.

  5. Glad to see a fair share of POC represented in the list.

    Whats POC?

    Is it the opposite of GOP?

  6. There are some nice looking ladies in that list.

    Some of them make me feel like this.

    I cant think of any women Members of British Parliament that I would like to pass legislation with – not very sexy.

    My friend-girl says that Tony Blair is sexy, especially when he makes firm and strong speeches against terrorism and stuff.

  7. Whoo, Dino’s even listed as a economic terrorist! Or working for one, anyway.

    Dino went to my university, as did Sunil Malhotra of Where’s the Party, Yaar fame. An unfortunate alumni mag editor last summer decided that these two, part of Bibi magazine’s “Sexy 7,” meant our midwestern whitebread college was “desi-licious.” Anyway…

  8. ghauras are so not attractive…

    Having just gotten out of a swimming pool full of flabby, hairy brown women (forgot Thursday was “Muslim Swim” — three goris who actually knew how to do laps without drowning got a lane to ourselves), and walked back to work through streets full of snaggle-toothed men in lunghis, I’d reserve judgement on ethnic attractiveness if I were you.

  9. Whats POC? Is it the opposite of GOP?

    I’m not sure whether you’re being sarcastic or not, but that’s still pretty funny. POC = person of color. Some people might say it’s the opposite :-)

  10. I’m not sure whether you’re being sarcastic or not, but that’s still pretty funny. POC = person of color. Some people might say it’s the opposite :-)

    Naaah I was being serious man I didnt know – because someone told me that GOP was Grand Old Party for the republicans so I thought that might be the other Party’s nickname or something.

    So you are all called POC’s?

  11. Brown women are not any more hairy than white women.

    Sorry, should I have been more specific? These particular brown women, in this particular pool, had really freaking long hair and many didn’t appear to shave. We’re talking quantitatively more hair in the pool than there usually is at lunchtime. They also wore bras and aerobic leggings under their swimsuits, and sometimes even blouses. This provides quite a stark contrast to fishbelly-whites like me merely in suits, goggles and swimcaps. My question is, if it’s Muslim Swim, does the pool get polluted by kaffirs like me? As Shazia Mirza says, “You wouldn’t have a Catholic Swim, would you?”

    Dont diss my Brown Queens man!!!!!

    But I was dissing your brown kings, too. ;) Actually, I could really go on a rant about the general unattractiveness of Brits overall (that would be white AND brown, with terrible teeth and bad skin) compared to North Americans and Antipodeans but that line has gotten me in way too much trouble before. Suffice to say it’s something we discuss quietly amongst ourselves. ;)

  12. Is it the opposite of GOP?

    no, but humorously considered the opposite of “white”…

  13. So you are all called POC’s?

    Well… sometimes. I’ve usually heard it used to describe African-Americans.

  14. “I’d reserve judgement on ethnic attractiveness if I were you.”

    hey wonderbread, just expressing my opinion on beauty here, which everyone is entitled to do. i just happen to find POC’s more attractive than white people, that’s all. you find desi women to be “hairy” and “brown”, and i find caucasians to be bland and boring in their features. to each his own.

  15. Brown women are not any more hairy than white women.

    Actually, much though it pains me to concede that the girls I like best have a weakness, I have to contest this. A booming hair removal industry, hugely higer rates of congenital hirsutism and polycystic ovarian syndrome mean that brown women are indeed hairier. Although statistically, I think Greeks top the list.

    Don’t ask me why I know this.

  16. Bongbreaker wrote:

    Although statistically, I think Greeks top the list.

    I would like to know what statistical agency collect numbers on women’s hairyness.

    (I’ll refrain from asking about their methods of data collection.)

  17. Medical ones! Hirsutism consultations – I THINK Greek women consult their docs more than any other country for excess hair and they have the highest PCOS rate – which causes testosterone levels to rise. Plus aforementioned hair-removal companies will collect data too – targetted advertising.

  18. Dino’s a good friend, though I’m a die-hard lefty. And though we have our differences, he’s a genuinely nice guy. Just wanted to throw out there that I highly doubt he was the tipster. And this isn’t the first “good-looking” list he’s made it to.

  19. DUH, my lovelies. haven’t you heard that washington is like hollywood…but for ugly people? ;)

    dino is the biggest sweetheart on the hill. kind, humble and sincere. those three attributes alone make him “most beautiful”.

  20. Just to clarify, no, Dino was not the tipster. I know who the tipster was but they prefered to remain anonymous.

  21. Was anyone else confused by Madhuballa’s Bibi magazine link? Apparently Kal Penn looks like a delicious plate of fruit, Anand Jon looks like Amitabh Bachchan, and Dino and the other four winners enjoy dressing up in drag. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  22. Oh WOW. Sorry, I was at work and for some reason, the link was blocked when I posted it earlier, so I didn’t get a chance to check it. Anyway, it’s from eons ago, and last time I saw it (sometime last year), there were real pictures (not random plates of fruit or amitabh bachchan) of the actual bachelors on there. My apologies! (but at least the list remains intact)

  23. No need to apologize. I know I personally have been waiting for a good article on sexy South Asian fruit plates. ;)