Here is a list of 16 of the hottest politicians, both male and female, who are guaranteed to make your jaw drop without even bringing up their political viewpoints. Whether you are on the same side of the political spectrum or not, take a moment to appreciate these international politicians, whose remarkable looks could have easily helped them forge a career in modeling or entertainment.
1. Justin Trudeau
Arguably the most famous name on this list, Justin Trudeau made a lot of women (and men, too) want to pack up and move to Canada when he was elected prime minister in November 2015. Following in the footsteps of his father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Justin is widely known for his laid-back, friendly attitude and open-mindedness, a fact reflected in his policies and public activities.
Before he was elected to office, the Canadian heartthrob was an avid boxer and bungee jumping coach. In 2011, he did a public strip tease act for a charity event, which shouldn’t come as a surprise if you take a look at the popular prime minister’s chiseled abs and impressive biceps.
Nearing his first year in office, Justin’s popularity has waned significantly, largely due to his attendance at gay pride parades and open arms support of refugees. The rise of nationalist movements worldwide is at odds with Jusin’s views and despite Canada reputation as a liberal democracy, there is a sense that blind altrusim is no longer the popular or realistic position to hold.
2. Elizabeth Halseth
Dubbed America’s Most Beautiful Senator and by the looks of it for a very good reason, Elizabeth Halseth, 33, hails from Nevada, where she served as a Republican member of the Senate between November 2010 and February 2012. Elected to office when she was 27, she was the youngest woman in the state to ever be appointed to the Nevada Legislature.
Halseth resigned from office amidst a public divorce and child custody fight, determined to leave Nevada and find a job elsewhere. Ever the politician, she cited her reasons as difficulty in finding employment, harassment from bloggers and partisans, and the declining economic performance in the state of Nevada (which she blamed on the policies of Barack Obama)
Not to be put down, her first stop was doing a smoldering hot photo shoot for a well known gentlemans magazine as part of her campaign to be included in the magazine’s list of 100 hottest women across the world. Now 33, Halseth is still involved in the senate but has moved on from the state of Nevada.
3. Prince Carl Philip
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland, is the only son and second child of Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. He is currently fourth in the line of succession. An avid fan of outdoor life and sports activities, Prince Carl Philip practices skiing, swimming, sailing, football and especially car racing.
With his chiseled jaw and athletic demeanor, the Swedish prince broke many a hearts when he married commoner Sofia Hellqvist in 2010. The fact that Sofia was a former semi-nude glamor model raised a few eyebrows and triggered widespread criticism in the media, but the happy couple overcame these obstacles and tied the knot in 2015. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia welcomed their first child, Prince Alexander, in April this year.
Prince Carl Phillip and his gorgeous wife regularly make the headlines worldwide and are serious competition for the UK royal coupe Kate and William. Considered to be more passionate (and lets face it, better looking), they are becoming firm favourites of the worldwide media. Their son was recently baptised in Stockholm and garnered considerable attention from the worldwide media.
4. Ruby Dhalla
At 42, Ruby Dhalla brings the unique charm of her Indian ethnicity to the world of Canadian politics and we bet she’s the first woman ever who got you interested in the Canuck Parliament. Dhalla is not only known for her looks but also for being one of the first two Sikh women to become members of the House of Commons, where she served on behalf of the Liberal Party between 2004 and 2011.
She first came into the spotlight when she was 10 and wrote a letter to Indian Prime Minister Indira Ghandi pleading for justice and peace in the wake of Indian military actions at Punjab’s Golden Temple.
5. Cedric Richmond
While he might not have the boyish smile or a carefree attitude of other politicians on this list, U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond wows with his elegant posture, dapper suits and charming New Orleans drawl. One of the youngest politicians to be elected to Congress, Richmond became a member of the House of Representatives for Louisiana in 2000, when he was only 27. His political career has been booming ever since and Richmond is now one of the most recognizable faces of Congress.
And if that’s not enough to love the man, it is worth mentioning that Richmond is also the best Congressional Baseball player, being practically undefeated on the mound.
6. Alina Kabaeva
At only 33, Russia’s Alina Kabaeva is probably one of the most accomplished names on this list, being not only a successful and very sexy politician, but also one of the most decorated gymnasts in the history of rhythmic gymnastics, with a total of 41 medals won in Olympic, world and European championships. She served as a deputy in the Russian State Duma between 2007 and 2014 after which she resigned and became chair of the national media group’s board of directors.
Viewed as a sex-symbol and even being featured on the cover of Vogue Russia in 2011, Kabaeva also gained notoriety after it was rumored she and Russian President Vladimir Putin were secret lovers.
7. Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum
With his near-perfect features and intense gaze, the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum, has a well-deserved spot on the list of hottest politicians. Sure, being a member of one of the wealthiest political classes in the world and heir to the throne is seriously upping his hotness factor, but what makes him undeniably attractive in a beautiful, romantic kind of way is that he is also an accomplished poet. In Dubai, he is better known as Fazza, the name under which he publishes his poetry.
If you want to stay up to date with the Crown Prince’s activities, be sure to check his Instagram, which is full of adorable photos of Fazza with kids, animals, friends, family or just regular people on his travels.
8. Sethrida Geagea
One of the very few women to hold a seat in the male-dominated Lebanese parliament, Sethrida Geagea is more than just a pretty face. The 49-year old politician has a BA in political sciences from the Lebanese American University and is a prominent member of the Lebanese Forces Party, which she actually kept together during times of political unrest. She took an active role in efforts to drive Syrian forces away and secure Lebanon’s freedom in the early 1990s.
Geagea is a true local media obsession, with her incredible looks and elegant fashion sense, but especially for her outspoken demeanor and advocacy for women rights in the Western Asian state.
9. Angela Gerekou
One of the older names on this list, Angela Gerekou remains, at 57, one of the world’s most beautiful and attractive politicians. Her good looks and Mediterranean charms remind one of the classical beauty of Sophia Loren, and you’d rather expect to see Gerekou walking barefoot on the Aegean Sea shore in a movie shoot instead of sitting at the government table. Which makes sense, since this beautiful politician is also an actress, having appeared in several feature films in the 1980s, when Greek cinema was at its peak.
Gerekou is also a trained architect and has served as Deputy Minister of Culture and Sport between 2009 and 2011 in the cabinet of former Prime Minister George Papandreou.
10. Pierre Casiraghi
With his brooding charm, blonde locks and intense baby blues, Monaco Prince Pierre Casiraghi can be any woman’s dream come true. As expected, the Monaco royal figure has been linked to numerous women during his university years in Milan, until he met aristocratic journalist Beatrice Borromeo in 2008. The pair got married last year. Casiraghi has a bit of a bad boy streak, having actually been hospitalized briefly after an altercation in a New York bar back in 2012.
An avid fan of car racing and inshore racing, the prince often attends famous competitions and is known to put his passion at the service of humanitarian enterprises. What more could a woman want?
11. Julia Bonk
The 30-year-old German is probably one of the most dedicated politicians on this list, already having amassed quite an impressive experience in the world of politics. A member of the Left Party, Bonk was elected to parliament as a representative of the Landtag of Saxony at 18 years old, becoming the youngest ever MP in Germany. The election made the media rounds, with 87 international papers reporting about her feat and publishing her picture, according to a German publication.
A French and German graduate, Bonk also studied Politics and History and joined the Saxony Landtag as soon as she finished school in 2004. She left the Landtag after the 2014 election, but maintains her affiliation with the Left Party.
12. Yuri Fujikawa
It’s easy to see why Yuri Fujikawa, former councilwoman of the city of Hachinohe, was repeatedly voted as the world’s most attractive politician by several publications. The Japanese ingénue, 36, has had her share of controversy, including a sex scandal with a married politician back in 2009. We can’t say that we blame him, really.
Sometimes described as ‘too sexy for politics’ by critics, and maybe even some admirers as well, Fujikawa is also known for the controversial softcore video she released ‘for the good of the voters.’ The DVD was accompanied by a sexy photo shoot book and showed the young politician involved in various ordinary activities in her constituency.
13. Martin Heinrich
Democrat Senator Martin Heinrich has a well-deserved spot on this list, having actually been included on the list of The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful in 2009 and then again in 2015. The New Mexico senator looks like the embodiment of the dream American male, with blondish hair, intense blue eyes and a lean figure guaranteed to turn many heads on Capitol Hill.
How does Heinrich stay in shape despite his busy schedule? He does his best to make time for various calorie-burning activities including biking, hiking and running the marathon. And by always taking the stairs when possible.
14. Maria Rosaria Carfagna
Maria Rosaria “Mara” Carfagna has a well-deserved spot on this list, being not only one of Italy’s most attractive politicians but also the proud owner of the world’s ‘most beautiful minister’ title. A former showgirl and model with a law degree, Carfagna entered politics in 2004 by joining then-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s party Forza Italia. She had a fulminating rise in the political ranks, being appointed Minister for Equal Opportunity in Berlusconi’s cabinet in 2008.
Unfortunately, Carfagna is also one of the most controversial Italian politicians, known for her hard stance on issues such as gay marriage. The fact that she was rumored to have had sexually explicit phone conversations with Berlusconi did not do much to help her popularity.
15. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
The ‘Dragon King’ of Buthan is not only a babe, but a true man of the people, being probably one of the most popular monarchs this small country ever had. But there’s definitely more to him than his good looks and boyish charm. Crowned king in 2006, Khesar is modesty personified. He is known to lead by example and never orders others to do what he wouldn’t. An erudite monarch with extensive studies abroad, Khesar is committed to reform and democratization of Bhutan.
He is immensely popular in the area, especially in Thailand where he has legions of female fans and the media dubbed him ‘Prince Charming.’
16. Eunice Olsen
There are a lot of beautiful women on this list, but only one of them was a winner of a national beauty pageant, and that is Singapore’s Eunice Olsen. Now 38, Olsen has a unique beauty and elegance, largely due to her Chinese, Swedish and Portuguese descent. Winner of the Miss Singapore Universe title in 2000, Olsen proved there is much political savvy behind her good looks when she became a nominated member of Parliament in 2004, the youngest ever at just 27.
But she did not stop there. Olsen is also a reputable TV host, actress, model, musician and businesswoman, having won numerous awards for her dedication to the community.