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The Pitch: “Our D.C. Peeps Are Pretty, Sort Of”

July 27th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Joelle CannonBy Jen Chen

The Hill, a D.C. newspaper that usually covers Congress, announced its fourth-annual list of the “50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill.” The write-ups make for entertaining reading, thanks to The Hill’s vapid, breathless writing.

I scoured the list to see if anyone from here is on it. Sure enough, we Midwesterners are pretty, too! Not top-10 pretty, but at least runner-up attractive.

Check out 25-year-old Joplin native Joelle Cannon, (left) a Missouri State alumna and former Roy Blunt staffer. We earn that she has bad luck with cars.

Last on the list is someone who’s familiar with being a runner-up: 24-year-old Sarah Barfield, a twice-failed Miss Missouri USA contestant and a Miss (insert random Illinois county here). Read more…

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