Politicans always seem to get the worst rap when it comes to appearance, but these candidates might change your mind. Check out some of the most attractive vice presidential picks and decide whether they are hot or not.
Paul Ryan, the 42-year-old VP pick of presumed Republican candidate Mitt Romney seems to have brains and brawn. Ryan is 6 feet 2, and reportedly weighs about 163 pounds.
The blue-eyed budget chairman is a former personal trainer, who has not left his knack for fitness behind. A devotee of the P90X fitness training program, Ryan reportedly maintains 6 percent to 8 percent body fat.
Sarah Palin, Alaska governor and VP pick of GOP nominee John McCain in 2008, was known for her hockey mom style and smart campaign attire, as well as her fashionable eyewear. The mother of five who was once criticized for the amount of money she spent on trying to look the part, was undoubtedly a fresh and attractive face for the McCain campaign.
The years since her VP run have brought a change to her look. Palin received some recent flak for dressing too young. In August, Palin was spotted wearing a Superwoman T-shirt and 5-inch heel sandals at a GOP rally in Missouri.
Gerald Ford, who served as the 40th vice president of the United States from 1973 to 1974 under Richard Nixon, was a former male model for John Robert Powers' agency before he took office.
Although his modeling career was brief and only a part-time gig during college, Ford booked a few good modeling jobs during his short-lived career. He appeared in a 21-picture Stowe, Vt., ski resort feature in Look magazine in 1940. Two years later he posed in his naval uniform on the cover of Cosmopolitan.
Al Gore was chosen as former President Bill Clinton's VP pick for the 1992 election. Gore, who was 45 at the time of Clinton's inauguration, was only a year younger than the president. The young and handsome Clinton-Gore ticket provided a stark contrast to their elder opponent, George H.W. Bush, who ran at age 68 in 1992.
The tall, dark, and fit Al Gore, a father of four, was a handsome choice for Clinton but his looks alone couldn't quite cut it when he hoped to advance to the presidency in 2000 against George W Bush.
Geraldine Ferraro was an exciting and attractive choice to join Walter Mondale on the Democratic ticket in 1984. This blond, Italian-American made history as the first female vice presidential candidate. Ferraro's political sophistication and fine-boned elegance set an aesthetic bar for future female politicians.
Possibly the only thing better than writing the Declaration of Independence is looking good while doing it. Thomas Jefferson, who served as the second vice president of the United States under John Adams, was known for his dignified looks and elegant demeanor. Jefferson was hazel-eyed and freckle-faced with reddish colored hair that developed a sandy hue with age. The handsome founding father always had a plentiful head of hair and preferred to wear his own hair in the fashion required rather than a wig like most other lawmakers of his day.
Jefferson was once described as "a tall thin man very dignified in his appearance. ... His face is short and his nose and chin approach each other. His teeth are good he shows but little of them when he laughs. He stoops very much but holds his head high."