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25 Beautiful People: Johnny Monis

Washington’s most beautiful people.

Johnny Monis, 26

Photograph by Matthew Worden

Chef, Komi

Lives with his girlfriend

Where do you hang out? My restaurant. If friends want to see me, they stop by.

Got a favorite drink? I like really rustic red wine. Barolo is my favorite.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done? I opened a restaurant at 24 years of age. Any time you open a business it’s a gamble.

What’s your dream job? A jazz musician. I played the sax growing up.

When do you feel most beautiful? When someone finishes their meal and walks into the kitchen to say they’ve enjoyed it.