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Rep. Ford Named ‘Most Beautiful’

May 4, 2001

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. has another line to add to his resume: One of People magazine’s ″50 Most Beautiful People in the World.″

Ford, 30, is the son of Harold Ford Sr., the first black congressman from Tennessee. The younger Ford was elected to represent Memphis’ 9th district in 1996 when his father decided not to run after representing the district for 22 years.

He’s on People’s list with George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Faith Hill and Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant.

``With a guy like me you just have to look forward to the group photo,″ quipped Ford, who used makeup to cover his acne when he first ran for Congress.

People said Ford became popular after his keynote speech at last year’s Democratic convention.

The magazine hits newsstands Friday.

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