Chicago Magazine Names 50 Most Beautiful Chicagoans

Superstar Jennifer Hudson joins a cast of stunners

Feb 16, 2011, 11:11 ET from Chicago magazine

CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago magazine is known for its expert opinion on dining, culture, fashion—and now—beautiful people. For the March issue, Chicago's editors scoured the city in search of Chicagoland's best-looking people. Using a subjective and utterly nonscientific process, they came up with the definitive list of the "50 Most Beautiful Chicagoans." Among the list of lookers are Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Sharp, Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, and entrepreneur Bill Rancic.

The issue, which boasts two alternating covers, hits newsstands Thursday. This must-read edition features in-depth Q&As, profiles, and gorgeous photography of this year's list of eye-catchers, including chef Jess De Guzman, anchor Anna Davlantes, and restaurateur Ty Fujimura. Plus, Hudson reveals who she thinks is beautiful, why she decided to move back to Chicago, and her life as a mom. The group will be honored at a cocktail reception on Tuesday, March 1st at L20.

"We have never done anything like this before, so half the fun was figuring it out as we went along," says Richard Babcock, Chicago's editor. "Judging from the flood of nominations we received, Chicago does not want for attractive men and women."

The March issue also features U-Turn, a look at the University of Chicago after decades of declining enrollment and diminished status. Today, the comeback college has reinvented itself and is a top choice among the country's brightest would-be collegians.

Elsewhere in the March issue of Chicago:

  • Fashion: Fashion director Stacey Jones visited the runways of Paris and New York to track down the must-have trends for spring 2011. Sultry seventies-inspired styles, bold colors, and dazzling prints make the shopping list.
  • Society: Move over Mark Zuckerberg, when it comes to making connections, Chicago entrepreneur and philanthropist Neal Zucker is the paradigm of gracious chic.

Chicago editor Richard Babcock, managing editor Shane Tritsch, and other members of the magazine staff are available for on-air interviews about stories in the March issue.

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Chicago magazine is the largest monthly city magazine in the country, with a circulation of more than 150,000. In addition, the company publishes Chicago Home + Garden magazine. Chicago magazine has been honored with many awards, including, in 2004, the most prestigious—the Ellie award for General Excellence in its circulation category, bestowed by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

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