The conventional wisdom says this is a city of former class presidents and valedictorians, not prom queens and kings. But after a six-week hunt for the best-looking Washingtonians, we discovered that brains come wrapped in some surprising packages. How did we find these people? We called everywhere from law firms to universities, hospitals to Senate offices. We put a note on the magazine’s Web site asking for nominations. We asked everyone we spoke to: Who’s the most beautiful person you know? We collected hundreds of photos. We had a few rules. No models, no underachievers. In the end, we found a dentist who made us swoon. A law partner who turns heads. A restaurant owner who looks decades younger than he is.
Here are 2006’s Beautiful People: