Dear WQED,



All right, I’ll admit it. This year’s Pittsburgh Magazine 25 Most Beautiful People contains a lot less abject fug than last year’s dismal, barf-inducing edition.

While I’m throughly annoyed that Wendy Bell, Matt Lamanna, David Conrad, Bruce Gradkowski, or Troy Polamalu were not selected, I’m not gagging at the faces I’m seeing. Way to finally get in touch with your superficial selves and actually put pretty decent people in the magazine.

1. You get extra kudos for showing me how smokin’ hot Verron Hayes is. And you get extra kisses for putting him shirtless on the cover. Hello!

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2. If anyone had to take the obligatory newscaster slot from Wendy Bell, I’m cool with it being Darieth.

3. Susie? From Road Rules? Just no.

4. If anyone is going to use the words “spiritually beautiful person” in her profile and not sound like an oddball saying it, you know it is going to be the wife of Troysus Polamalu. Troy is a lucky boy and she is quite possibly the luckiest lady on the planet.

5. Anthony Henderson’s facial hair skeeves me out.

6. There isn’t a straight man in the Burgh that isn’t going to be completely in love and turned on by Lance Corporal Kristyn Stewart. Beautiful AND she can kick ass? All right, I’ll say it for them. Yum!

7. I’ve never heard of Patrick Jordan.

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However, with the hot looks and the Burgh love, I gotta think he needs to be me and David Conrad’s friend too. We’d be like the hottest trio to ever hit Starbucks. Time would stop.

8. I’m not even going to mention Peggy Harris or her hat. Ay.

9. I’m on record that Corey O’Connor has the potential to be hot. Way to take that potential and squash it like a little bug. Fug picture and I can’t help but notice the blatant lack of hair product. Oy.

10. A big thank you for not including any of the following: Luke Ravenstahl, Ben Roethlisberger, Yarone Zober, Jeff Reed (gag), Evgeni Malkin, or Sally Wiggin (I wouldn’t put it past you).

Overall, well played, WQED.




  1. After Further Review
    January 2, 2007 10:06 pm

    Definitely buying this edition of the magazine. Notable ommisions were Don Cannon, John Fedko, and Sally Wiggin for the 50 + / G.I.L.F.S category.

  2. Ruby Vroom
    January 3, 2007 10:48 am

    PittGirl, not sure if in the midst of the server meltdown you saw my post about my David Conrad sighting! Okay, I’ll email you privately, just wanted to make sure there was a post on the site to let everyone know that, you know, I SAW DAVID CONRAD IN SQUIRREL HILL AND HE’S SUPER HOT!!!

    ahem, carry on… Oh wait, on topic? Verron Haynes is achingly hot! Why did I not know this before?

    January 6, 2007 7:37 pm

    WHY was Wendy Bell past over AGAIN?! A lot of people don’t like her. But she is a beautiful woman!!!

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  5. SEF
    January 14, 2007 8:40 am

    One note on Corey O’Connor…is that a Minnesota Vikings shirt he is wearing??

    What’s up with that?

  6. dwight
    March 29, 2007 10:07 pm

    Just looking at past posts and found something to drool over … Patrick Jordan. Hello, sir!