It’s no secret that in today’s world, being a politician means being half public servant and half celebrity. Cameras are everywhere, and being in the public eye constantly means that physical appearance is more important than ever. Some politicians play this game better than most, and have been turning heads both at the polls and on the streets. Here are some of the hottest politicians in the game today.
Queen Rania of Jordan
As one of Jordan’s reigning monarchs, Queen Rania is renown worldwide for her amazing beauty and strong political beliefs. Not content with simply being a pretty face, she has remained an advocate for female empowerment, health and education in Jordan.
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Mara Carfagna (Italy)
In a country known for its amazing architecture and beautiful women, it should come as no surprise that it has some of the hottest politicians in the world. Mara Carfagna began her career as a model and TV personality before entering politics as the Minister for Equal Opportunity.
Justin Trudeau (Canada)
Known for his dashing good looks and boyish charm, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rapidly gained fans across the world. An avid boxer and extreme sports enthusiast, he has no issues with being in the spotlight, and has even performed a striptease for charity.
Enrique Nieto (Mexico)
When it comes to beautiful people, Mexico is certainly no slouch as the country’s 57th president shows. President Enrique Nieto began his career as the Governor of the State of Mexico before finally being elected to the top spot.
Luciana Leon (Peru)
The perfect combination of brains and beauty, Peru’s Luciana Leon became the Aprista Party’s General Secretary at the young age of 14. Several years later, she was elected to the Peruvian Congress, making her the youngest appointee ever.
Pedro Sanchez Perez-Castejon (Spain)
An accomplished economist, Pedro Sanchez Perez-Casejon has been serving his country and the local Spanish Socialist Workers Party as their Secretary General. He became so popular, that in 2015 he became his party’s main presidential candidate.
Alina Kabaeva (Russia)
In a land filled with ice and snow, Russia is also home to some of the hottest politicians on the planet. Alina Kabaeva first stepped into the spotlight as a decorated Olympic gymnast. Now, she’s a member of the Russian parliament who has been rumored to have had flings with Vladimir Putin himself.
Gavin Newsom (United States)
In a state full of beautiful people, California’s Gavin Newsom stands out from the crowd. His piercing gaze and beautiful hair helped make him popular among voters, who elected him as Mayor of San Francisco.
Eva Kaili (Greece)
With her golden blonde hair and icy blue eyes, its easy to see why Eva Kaili is so popular amongst her fans throughout the world. This former television presenter turned politician has been turning heads no matter where she goes.
Joanna Mucha (Poland)
It’s easy to see why Poland’s Joanna Mucha remains so popular; she isn’t simply good looks. Her PhD in Economics has helped her take a proactive stance in her local government, and she served as the Minister of Sport and Tourism for Poland.
Aaron Schock (United States)
Known as much for his record breaking run to Congress as his shirtless magazine covers, Aaron Schock showed he meant business when he became the youngest member of the Illionois House of Representatives. Now, he uses his impeccable smile and washboard abs for social change.
Orly first got a taste for serving her country as a member of the Israeli Air Force. It wasn’t long before she was recognized as the stunning beauty she is and Orly traded in missiles for modeling. Now, she is a member of Israel’s conservative legislative branch.
Eduardo Leite (Brazil)
Working as a member of the Social Democratic Party, Eduardo Leite has won over legions of fans with his boyish good looks and dazzling smile. He also serves as the mayor of Pelotas.
Michela Vittoria-Brambilla (Italy)
After leaving a successful career as a business woman in 2008, Michela Vittoria-Brambilla has been working tireless to make life better for her fellow Italians. While serving under the Berlusconi administration, she created the People of Freedom movement in order to unite the two political parties.
Hans Linde (Sweden)
In a country often known for its blonde haired residence, Hans Linde stands out from the crowd. He rose to prominence as a member of the Riksdag, and now is the leader for the Left Party Parliamentary movement.
Sabine Uitslag (Netherlands)
On a continuous mission to prove that anything can be accomplished if you put your mind to it, Sabine Uitslag first rose to fame as a singer and entertainer. In 2008, she left her entertainment career behind and became a member of the House of Representatives. Now, she works tirelessly as a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal.
Adam Kinzinger (United States)
Initially beginning his career in public service as an U.S. Air Force Pilot, Adam Kinzinger now works as a member of Congress in the House of Representatives. He’s known in and out of his home state of Illinois for his chiseled features bright smile.
Sethrida Geagea (Lebanon)
With her jet-black hair and dark eyes, Sathrida Geagea looks like she should be more at home on a runway in Paris than on the political stage in Lebanon. However, she has made it her mission to defend the rights of Lebonese citizens and remains their advocate to this day.
Alex Greenwich (Australia)
Working as a representative for Sydney since his election in 2012, Alex Greenwich has been turning heads in and out of the legislature. He is now serving as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.
Mary Bono Mack (United States)
Originally married to legendary entertainer Sonny Bono until his tragic death in 1998, Mary began her political career as a member of the House of Representatives for the state of California. She continued to serve in that role until 2013.
Marco Rubio (United States)
Marco made waves this past year by trying his hand at a run for the United States Presidency. Although he didn’t win, he’s still known as the politician with the boyish looks and the well manicured hair.
Michele Bachmann (United States)
As a former congresswoman, she served the state of Minnesota in both the House and the Senate. This staunch conservative earned notoriety for her strong opinions on controversial topics.
Paul Ryan (United States)
An avid follower of the P90x fitness regimen, Paul Ryan is known as much for his 2012 Presidential run as he is for his toned abs. Now, when not working out, he plans his next run to the White House.
Julia Bonk (Germany)
Elected at the tender age of 18, Julia became the youngest member of Germany’s parliament. She is currently a member of the National Committee of the Left Party and works to represent Germany’s youth.
Michael Grimm (United States)
A former Marine, Michael Grimm put down his weapon and picked up the pen in 2011 when he served as a member of the House of Representatives. He currently works to represent the state of New York on the political stage.
Belinda Stronach (Canada)
Known as a member of the Canadian Parliament, this blond-haired beauty is perhaps most famous for being elected as a conservative, but later adopting liberal views.
John Thune (United States)
Hailing from the frozen tundra of South Dakota, John Thune serves as a Republican member of the Senate. He’s been a member of the political scene since 1997, and has also worked in the House of Representatives.
Sarah Palin (United States)
Sarah originally burst onto the scene in 2008 as the Vice Presidential nominee for running ate John McCain. This former beauty queen turned politician has continued to make a name for herself with her down-home charm and model looks.
Tim Scott (United States)
A member of the House of Representatives for his state of South Carolina, Tim Scott’s dashing looks have proven to be a popular trait amongst voters.
Vera Lischka (Austria)
Another example of former Olympiad-turned-politician, Vera Lischka starred as a member of Austria’s swim team during the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games. She is now a Social Democrat and a member of the Austrian Parliament.
Matteo Renzi (Italy)
Matteo Renzi is no stranger to the spotlight. As the Prime Minister of Italy, he has become known for his strong policies as well as his attractiveness.
Kristi Noem (United States)
As a member of the House of Representatives, Kristi Noem has worked tirelessly for her state of South Carolina. She is also known for her sharp features and even sharper intellect.
Rebecca Kleefisch (United States)
With a head full of vibrant, red hair, Rebecca Kleefisch has made it a point to stand out from the crowd. She served her country as the Lietenant Governor of Wisconson and became famous for her strong, conservative views and attitude.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (Argentina)
A career politician, she was originally married to former President of Argentina Nestor Kirchner. She earned her own notoriety as president, serving from 2007 – 2015.
Barack Obama (United States)
Elected as the first Black President in the history of the United States, Barack Obama has been making waves since he first decided to run in 2008. In the eight years since, he has become known for his winning smile, humor and overall relatability.