A man hasn't made it working politics in D.C. until some Beltway magazine rates how sexy he is. So considering that Bainbridge Island native Zach Mallove has only been in the nation's capital for a little more than a year and he's already being named one of the top-10 sexiest people in town, he's likely got a long career ahead of him.
We asked Mallove what he thought of the attention.
"I didn't even know I made the list until I woke up and had a bunch of e-mails about it," says Mallove. "Everything is scrutinized in Washington. I prefer to be scrutinized for substance over appearance, but oh well, I made my bed."
His only real gripe with the story: "My girlfriend wasn't happy that they misspelled her name."
Mallove is a 2005 graduate of Bainbridge High School, who then went to Claremont McKenna College near L.A. before first interning with Chris Dodd and then landing a job as a legislative aid to Sen. Patty Murray.
He says he likes the fast-paced atmosphere of D.C., but isn't sure yet whether he'll stay in politics--grad school (possibly at UW) is apparently in his future.
Not that any of that is covered in The Hill's piece, which focuses more on his workout habits.
Now that he has a firm grip of the subway system, Mallove heads to The Gibson or Bar Pilar around U Street to let loose.
But he's also careful that those calories from nights out get burned. Basketball, soccer, football, even rugby - Mallove says he loves them all.
"I definitely like to work out at least four or five times a week, either the gym or running," he said.