Readers of the Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos have chosen 30-year-old Member of the Peruvian Parliament, Luciana Leon (pictured below), as the world’s most beautiful female politician.
In the first international survey of its kind, 54 politicians were selected by tens of thousands of Spaniards, based on a selection of thousands of online photos.
Israel was proportionately the most represented country, with four Israelis making the list. And the political party with proportionately the most beauties was Yisrael Beitenu, the controversial party of Israel’s new foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman.
Two of his fifteen Knesset members were chosen to be among the most beautiful: former Moroccan-Israeli model Orli Levy, and Russian-born Israeli former model Anastasia Michaeli (pictured below), who last year, aged 32, gave birth to her seventh child. Both entered the Knesset in February’s elections.
Other prominent politicians who made the list are Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuliya Timoshenko in 8th place and Alaskan governor and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin at 24th place. Also representing the United States, Hillary Clinton was ranked at 34th place. At 61, she is the oldest woman on the list.
Just two slots after Clinton is Segolene Royal, who ran for the French presidency in 2007 against Nicolas Sarkozy. Sealing off the list in 54th place is Afghan politician, Malalai Joya.
Among those absent from the list are German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Finnish President Tarja Halonen and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.