Stuffy, old grey-haired men – that’s a likely image that pops up when most of us think about what a politician looks like. In many cases this is true, but it’s not the complete picture. There’s a growing number of women getting into politics and, as you’ll see, they look nothing like most of their co-workers. From Lebanon to Canada, Italy to Japan – these women have worked at all levels of government and they are definitely some of the hottest politicians in the world.
Nicole Minetti (#minettinicole)
This dental hygienist turned politician made big headlines when she hitched her wagon to controversial Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Minetti became the focus of the media when she went on trial for helping to procure women to attend parties put on by the now ex-prime minister. She was also investigated for making fraudulent claims while in office. All of this time in the court did not go unnoticed and there are more than a few photos of the 31 years old looking extremely hot before being handed a three-year sentence.
Maria Rosaria Carfagna (#CarfagnaMara)
You only need to take one look at Italian-born maria Rosaria Carfagna to understand why she makes this list. Before getting into politics, Carfagna was a both a showgirl and model, most notably on Italian television. She entered Italian politics in 2004 and has been involved ever since. Often considered one of the hottest politicians around, the now 40-year-old even survived her time in office while Silvio Berlusconi was prime minister. All the more amazing considering she was allegedly caught in a phone-tap scandal having rather naughty conversations with the ex-prime minister.