Not even 2020 can stop us from bringing you the 50 Most Beautiful Atlantans. When these drop-dead-gorgeous difference-makers aren’t turning heads at Atlanta’s hottest hangouts, you’ll find them shaping our city through their various creative, business and philanthropic endeavors. Flip through the feature to peep our list—we promise you’ll like what you see.
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Program Manager, OneTrust; Age: 28 Insta: @nataliemariecalhoun Originally from: Atlanta Lives in: Lawrenceville Relationship status: Single
Don’t let her sweet smile fool you; this bright-eyed beauty is a total badass—both personally and professionally. “I love being a woman in the technology world,” she says. “It usually surprises people.” Out of office, the Gossip Girl fan can be found traveling, hiking, trying new restaurants or hanging on the sidelines of her son’s baseball games.
VIP Coordinating Manager, Tongue & Groove; Age: 27 Insta: @raekayelani Originally from: Nashville Lives in: Grant Park Relationship status: In a relationship
Raise a glass to this #girlboss who earned her real estate license while attending Georgia State University and still finding time to manage Tongue & Groove’s VIP experiences. The hardworking hottie even has a side hustle: She’s the sole owner of Isle of Vibe Swimwear Co., which donates a percentage of its sales to Water1st International.
Bartender; Age: 30 Insta: @royajasmine Originally from: Houston Lives in: Alpharetta Relationship status: In a relationship
Originally from Houston, Darian wasted no time making herself at home in the A. Her favorite hangouts include Botánico and K.Barone Salon. When she’s not hitting ATL hot spots, you’ll find her playing tennis, working out, shopping and making money.
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Marketing Director, Atlanta Falcons; Age: 35 Insta: @atliensj Originally from: Atlanta Lives in: Midtown Relationship status: Single
Sophisticated, stylish and smart are just a few of the words that describe this dapper dude. He also happens to have the coolest job in the city as the marketing director for the Atlanta Falcons. While the Morehouse College and Harvard Business School grad is kind of a big deal, it’s the truly important things that keep him motivated. The best compliment he’s ever received? “That I make my parents proud.”
Executive Risk Underwriter, Beazley; Instructor, Live Fit ATL; Age: 21 Insta: @tannerjmcguire Originally from: Boone, N.C. Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Single
With both beauty and brawn, McGuire is a total catch. Did we mention he can cook? When he isn’t bingeing Schitt’s Creek or searching for the city’s newest hot spots, the self-proclaimed “fitness queen” donates his time to his company’s Pride network, which serves as an educational resource on all matters concerning LGBTQIA+ in the workplace.
Patient Care Coordinator, OVME; Age: 29 Insta: @lauraerogers91 Originally from: Charleston Lives in: Sandy Springs Relationship status: Single
Originally from Charleston, this Southern sweetheart says her favorite part about her job at OVME is “helping women feel a little extra beautiful.” The statuesque stunner credits her son for keeping her down to earth. “Becoming a mother has really made me see what’s important and shown me what I’m truly capable of.”
Project Manager, CBRE; Age: 28 Insta: @emmitt.jackson Originally from: Kingsport, Tenn. Lives in: Midtown Relationship status: In a relationship
This stud’s Southern accent and killer style are sure to make you swoon. The Ozark fan enjoys painting, reading and hosting dinner parties (he’s a huge Ina Garten fan, after all). While his interests are diverse, he says his proudest accomplishment is being asked to serve as a delegate for the Atlanta LGBTQ+ chapter at CBRE.
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Model; Leasing Consultant; Age: 24 Insta: @coralynng Originally from: Columbus, Ga. Lives in: Midtown Relationship status: In a relationship
As Miss Georgia South USA, Griffen is passionate about advocating for young women by encouraging them to eliminate negative self-talk and foster healthy self-esteem. When she’s not onstage or in front of the camera, you’ll find her hanging at The Battery Atlanta or hitting the gym in preparation for the Miss Georgia USA pageant in February.
Real Estate Marketing, Truly Fine Homes Atlanta; Age: 22 Insta: @ktcanham Originally from: Flowery Branch, Ga. Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Single
After graduating from Auburn University, this small-town stunner—whose hobbies include horseback and dirt bike riding—packed her bags for the city to pursue a career in real estate marketing. Now, the part-time model—who volunteers with the Happyfeat organization—is right at home in Buckhead, spending time at Le Bilboquet and J Gold Salon.
Software Consultant, Manhattan Associates; Age: 23 Insta: @_collin_sapp Originally from: Cartersville, Ga. Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: In a relationship
His job may keep him on the go, but this Georgia boy admits that his favorite times are spent at home with his closest friends and family. Chastain Park, The Battery and Crunch Fitness are just a few of his favorite hometown hangouts. Still, the hardworking hottie maintains a bit of wanderlust, admitting his ultimate bucket list includes taking a few months off and traveling the world.
Owner, T. Boutique; Age: 27 Insta: @tinaelisejackson Originally from: Toronto Lives in: Alpharetta Relationship status: Engaged
This stylish boutique owner has an impressive background. She has visited 22 countries, and even lived in Paris for three years where she attended an international school and made friends with people from all over the world. “I love exploring and experiencing the beauty of different places, people and cultures,” she says. Next summer, the world traveler will head to Italy, where she plans to marry the cutie next to her.
Pilot, Iron Eagle Aviation; Manager and Operator, The UPS Store, Crabapple; Age: 28 Insta: @cgahafer Originally from: Roswell, Ga. Lives in: Alpharetta Relationship status: Engaged
You may be surprised to learn that this pilot—who successfully landed his dream girl, the brunette beauty to his left—is actually afraid of heights. When his feet are on the ground, you’ll most likely find him golfing, playing tennis or trying out new restaurants. The Lakers fan says his guilty pleasure is gelato, which is sure to make an appearance at his and Tina’s Almafi Coast wedding next summer.
Model and Influencer; Age: 22 Insta: @theacaciamcbride Originally from: Starkville, Miss. Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Single
This Tyra Banks look-alike has brains and beauty. She graduated magna cum laude from Clark Atlanta University before settling down in Buckhead to pursue a career in modeling. When she’s not traveling, you’ll likely find the Lakers fan posted up at Traffik Kitchen and Cocktails or volunteering with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Micah’s Walk for Autism. The No. 1 thing on her bucket list? Learning to speak another language.
Model, The SALT Agency; Age: 23 Insta: @_ashtoncraft Originally from: Vidalia, Ga. Lives in: Alpharetta Relationship status: In a relationship
With her long locks and gorgeous smile, it’s no wonder this head-turner made our list. The Sex and the City fan enjoys working out at Orangetheory Fitness and hitting The Battery with her girls to cheer on the Atlanta Braves. The full-time model, whose inner beauty is just as apparent as her outer beauty, volunteers with the Fulton County CASA nonprofit organization.
Model, The Oui Agency and K. Starr management; Age: 21 Insta: @argentinedee Originally from: Zambales, Philippines Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: In a relationship
At just 16 years old, Domacena moved to the U.S. to pursue her dream of becoming a model, working a variety of odd jobs to support herself financially. Now, the full-fledged Atlantan is proud of her new home, which she says is the perfect melting pot of creativity and diversity.
Model, The Salt Agency; Age: 21 Insta: @luciammariaa Originally from: Atlanta Lives in: Sandy Springs Relationship status: In a relationship
You may have seen this model on the ’gram rocking the latest looks from boutiques like Fab’rik and Dress Up. When she’s not in front of the camera, the Brazilian beauty—with an affinity for apple martinis—keeps it low-key, kicking back at Bartaco or hanging with her pooch in Chastain Park.
Model, Click Models; Age: 29 Insta: @taviouspeters Originally from: Winder, Ga. Lives in: West Midtown Relationship status: In a relationship
Behind that sexy smoulder, Peters is a pretty casual guy. “I’m very reserved,” he admits. The model enjoys cooking, spending time with family and traveling, but you’re likely to find him “working out religiously at LA Fitness.” If he weren’t a model, the Will Smith look-alike—who modeled in a SmileDirectClub campaign—says he’d be an orthodontist.
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Co-Founder and Principal, CollegeHouse; Age: 27 Insta: @charliem_iii Originally from: Gainesville, Ga. Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Single
The University of Georgia grad says his favorite part about being an entrepreneur is that it “forced me to hold myself accountable to my goals, personally and professionally, and be present every day.” Despite his impressive accomplishments, the hometown hottie says he’s most proud of his family and friends. “They are all so supportive and mean the world to me. I don’t know where I’d be without them.”
Co-founder, IoTFlows Inc.; Age: 31 Insta: @ucarrasco3 Originally from: Chihuahua, Mexico Lives in: Sandy Springs Relationship status: In a relationship
This sexy self-starter—whose playlist is full of podcasts about startups and business—co-founded IoTFlows Inc., an achievement he’s super proud of. Now, the hardworking and handsome Georgia Tech alum mentors young entrepreneurial students at his alma mater.
Export Documentation Coordinator, Intervision Foods; Age: 23 Insta: @katrinekrysiuk Originally from: Chicago Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Single
After graduating from The University of Alabama, this Chicago native moved across the country to pursue her career. “I get to work with people from different countries, supplying food to the whole world,” she says. When she’s not working hard, the bombshell finds time to let loose at favorites like Botánico and The Ivy Buckhead. As for her drink of choice? “Vodka soda with lime. Too basic? Never.”
Interventional Radiologic Technologist; Age: 31 Insta: @amyamin_ Originally from: Orange County, Calif. Lives in: Sandy Springs Relationship status: Single
This inside-and-out beauty (who nursed her mother back to health after a COVID-19 diagnosis affected her family earlier this year) is passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives, something she does every day as a healthcare professional. She is also passionate about being healthy but will splurge on dessert. When she is not socializing at Himitsu or Le Colonial, you’ll likely find her sweating at an Atlanta fitness studio, cooking or volunteering with Feeding America.
Realtor, The Hester Group, Harry Norman REALTORS; Age: 23 Insta: @emilyannntaylor Originally from: Loganville, Ga. Lives in: OTP Relationship status: Single
While she may live OTP, this bubbly blonde gets her Buckhead fix by frequenting Gypsy Kitchen. The fitness and shopping enthusiast says it’s the little things—like Diet Dr Pepper and Selling Sunset marathons—that keep her happy. To give back, the go-getter donates her time to Four Winds Hospitals, which offers vital services to families and individuals in need of a little extra love.
Influencer; Age: 26 Insta: @james_and_meg Originally from: Dallas, Ga. Lives in: Cedartown, Ga. Relationship status: Married
One half of @james_and_meg, this blond beauty is all about spreading positive vibes with her hunky hubby. “We love having the opportunity to build relationships with others and hopefully inspire someone along the way,” says the trendsetter about their online presence. To give back, the couple partners with the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Georgia.
Influencer; Age: 34 Insta: @james_and_meg Originally from: Dallas, Ga. Lives in: Cedartown, Ga. Relationship status: Married
If you aren’t following James and his wife, Meg, on the ’gram, consider this your sign. The couple posts superstylish travel pics that are sure to inspire wanderlust. When they’re not road tripping, hiking or filming their next YouTube vlog, the couple is right here in the city cheering on the Atlanta Braves, hitting up the BeltLine and bingeing TV shows in less than 48 hours.
CEO, All Star Innovations; Age: 30 Insta: @allstardoug Originally from: Atlanta Lives in: Brookhaven Relationship status: Single
Atlanta born and raised, this bearded Most Beautiful loves anything art- and music-related. Seven years ago, the homegrown hottie started his own company, All Star Innovations. When he’s not traveling the world—peep his Instagram for pics of Spain, Santorini and beyond—the local can be found at Botánico, Tongue & Groove and Roots Juices.
National Director of marketing and communications, VPN.com; Age: 27 Originally from: Scottdale, Ga. Lives in: Canton, Ga. Relationship status: In a relationship
This brilliant brunette (and former JEZEBEL team member) is all smiles, all the time. Her bubbly personality has taken her far, landing her the coveted title of Miss Virginia Highlands USA 2020. The crown comes off when it’s time to get to work, and she’s killing it as the national director of marketing and communications for VPN.com.
Software Engineer, Mindbody; Age: 27 Insta: @mildwestmusic Originally from: Alpharetta Lives in: Old Fourth Ward Relationship status: Single
If electronic funk is your jam, you’ll want to look up this sexy single on Spotify. The Georgia Tech alum produces and performs his own electronic dance hits. To keep his fit physique, the musician—who supports local groups like Atlanta Mission and Bert’s Big Adventure—frequents Rukus Cycling Studios, Burn Studios and Highland Yoga.
Model, THe Salt Agency; Age: 21 Insta: @11cpr Originally from: Atlanta Lives in: Decatur Relationship status: Single
Despite his successful modeling career, this tall, dark and handsome gentleman admits he’s actually really shy. The Lakers fan—and LeBron James doppelgänger—prefers spending time at home or riding around in his Jeep. His other hobbies include working out at LA Fitness and binge watching Stranger Things.
Account Manager, Aerotek; Age: 30 Insta: @bbuckler33 Originally from: Peachtree Corners Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Engaged
Buckler is continuing the family tradition—both his father and uncle were JEZEBEL alums! With his good looks and killer charm, it’s no wonder this dapper University of Georgia alum stole the heart of the babe in front of him. This fall, you can find the Habitat for Humanity volunteer cheering on his alma mater and raising a smoked Old-Fashioned to his most recent purchase, the couple’s first home.
Brand Marketing Manager, ANISA Beauty; Age: 27 Insta: @ashleyirene.co Originally from: Augusta Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Engaged
This beautiful bride—and soon-to-be Mrs. Buckler—is a true Southern sweetheart. Between wedding planning (prep includes hitting up ATL’s fitness favorites like The Forum, Barry’s Bootcamp and SculptHouse), decorating her new house and killing it in her career as a brand marketing manager, the drop-dead-gorgeous do-gooder still makes time to support her favorite cause: Meals on Wheels.
Microblading Artist; Age: 35 Insta: @browsbymilly Originally from: Tubarão, Santa Catarina Lives in: Johns Creek Relationship status: Married
As the city’s go-to brow gal, Marques has dedicated her career to helping others look and feel their best. “I love to see how the transformation of my work brings happiness and joy to every client I work on,” says the successful entrepreneur. When she’s not working her microblading magic, you can find the Brazilian beauty playing Fortnite with her kids.
Realtor, Team 360 ATL; Youth Soccer Coach; Age: 27 Insta: @_dylancorbett Originally from: Atlanta Lives in: Candler Park Relationship status: Single
We have all the heart eyes for the single stud, who supports the Atlanta BeltLine Project and Olmsted Linear Park Alliance. The youth soccer coach—who doubles as a part-time model—dreams of one day becoming a life coach so he can help others reach their highest potential. Until then, you’ll find him biking, walking the BeltLine or exploring new restaurants.
Marketing Manager; Model; Age: 26 Insta: @nessahopee Originally from: Atlanta Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Married
Both striking and sultry, this Atlantan is a sucker for a good red sangria. “I love being immersed in the beauty industry whether I’m in front of the camera or behind it to promote others’ unique beauty characteristics,” says the head-turner, whose own one-of-a-kind beauty is perfectly complemented by her sweet spirit.
Model, MMG; Singer; Age: 22 Insta: @_alexismackenzie Originally from: Gainesville, Ga. Lives in: OTP Relationship status: Single
This sexy songbird—whose playlist is full of female powerhouses like Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Reba McEntire—is happiest at home with her dog, guitar and a glass of wine. Growing up with an adopted sibling inspired the bombshell to advocate for foster children, which she does through her involvement with Hall is Home for Kids in her hometown of Gainesville.
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Sales Manager, WishList Apparel; Age: 23 Insta: @krileyredding Originally from: Tallahassee, Fla. Lives in: Marietta Relationship status: Single
“I am always working hard to chase my dreams and become a better version of myself,” says this bubbly blonde, who recently earned her real estate license. Faith and family remain her No. 1, but she’s also a big supporter of The ALS Association. When she’s not grabbing a drink at Gypsy Kitchen with her girls, you’ll find her cuddled up with an episode of Grey’s Anatomy and a glass of moscato. Cheers!
Freelance marketing; business development strategist; Age: 28 Insta: @aligowin Originally from: Acworth Lives in: Midtown Relationship status: Single
This bombshell is all about see-and-be-seen spots in Atlanta. On the weekends, you can find her bopping around the BeltLine, sipping cocktails at The Garden Room or getting her glow on at OVME. (That is, if you can catch her while she’s in the city.) The beauty loves to travel and is always up for an adventure; she once bungee jumped off a record-breaking bridge in South Africa!
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Facial Plastic Surgeon, Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery; Age: 31 Insta: @drpauldaraei; @premierimageatl Originally from: Laguna Hill, Calif. Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Married
Move over McDreamy, there’s a new doctor in town. Dr. Daraei is Atlanta’s go-to for rhinoplasty surgery (they call him “Atlanta’s nose guy” for a reason). The Orangetheory Fitness fan has dedicated his career to making sure people’s inner beauty is expertly reflected on the outside, leaving each of his patients with an extra boost of confidence.
Cheerleader, Atlanta Falcons; Fitness Instructor, Stellar Bodies and Turn Studio; Age: 29 Insta: @turn_katie Originally from: Atlanta Lives in: Virginia Highlands Relationship status: Single
You may recognize this cheerful cutie from the sidelines of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. When she’s not cheering on the Atlanta Falcons, she’s busy encouraging people to meet their fitness goals. “My favorite thing is making people feel good, and it’s even more rewarding when they have fun in the process,” says Veldhuis.
Restaurateur; Age: 29 Insta: @victorjmacias Originally from: Atlanta Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: In a relationship
We have this handsome heartthrob to thank for one of our favorite Mexican eateries. At just 29 years old, Macias is continuing his family’s legacy of bringing people together over authentic Mexican food and handcrafted cocktails as the owner of El Azteca. His go-to? Tequila and Topo Chico, of course!
Benefits Adviser, Aflac; Age: 23 Insta: @50_shadesofgrady Originally from: Dunwoody Lives in: Marietta Relationship status: Single
When this dapper do-gooder—and Ed Westwick look-alike—isn’t posted up at The Ivy Buckhead or The Battery, he’s most likely donating his time to the Will to Live Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to preventing teenage suicide by educating teenagers about the importance of mental health.
Co-Founder, Casa Del Vibes; Age: 25 Insta: @sofiaeatspizza Originally from: Ciudad Victoria, Mexico Lives in: West Midtown Relationship status: In a relationship
Sassy and sexy, this beauty is all about spreading good vibes and empowering others to do the same. Her passion for wellness inspired her to launch Casa del Vibes, an online platform that makes wellness more accessible by offering tools for physical, mental and spiritual growth.
Actress; Age: 34 Insta: @melissa.l.williams Originally from: Oklahoma City Relationship status: In a relationship
This Ruthless actress—and Clark Atlanta University alum—is seriously stunning, and the world is taking notice. “Film and television has a love language all its own in that it’s a transformative medium that speaks to the makeup of being,” says the BET+ star. A pioneer for positivity and equality, the red wine lover credits her faith and sense of humor for keeping her down to earth despite her tremendous success.
Model, Ursula Wiedmann Models; Visual Merchandising, Kendra Scott; Age: 25 Insta: @krissifurr Originally from: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Single
This brown-eyed beauty is both model and role model, volunteering with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, National Eating Disorders Association and Best Buddies International. With her sparkling smile and standout personality, it’s no wonder she took the title of Miss Alabama US in 2016. Now, the beauty queen enjoys hiking Stone Mountain, hanging out at Monday Night Brewing, and relaxing with a slice of pizza and long bubble bath.
Entrepreneur; Sales and Marketing, SculptHouse; Age: 30 Insta: @ayyrearea Originally from: Florence, Ala. Lives in: Garden Hills Relationship status: Single
You might recognize this bubbly blonde from that Nashville-based reality TV show (you know the one). Now, the SculptHouse fan is living her own reality here in the A. On Saturdays, the Garden Hills resident can be found at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market, hitting up the BeltLine’s best brunch spots or posted up on the patio at Gypsy Kitchen or Storico Fresco.
co-owner, The Aero Bar Atlanta; Age: 30 Insta: @drew_fancher Originally from: Houston Lives in: Cumming Relationship status: Married
While he might look like Conor McGregor, Fancher has a serious soft side (just ask the cutie next to him). He says his proudest achievement is “marrying my wife, my best friend.” The outdoorsman—whose hobbies including hunting, working out and spending time on his boat—is the co-owner of The Aero Bar Atlanta, the city’s most sophisticated mobile bar and beverage service. What’s this cocktail connoisseur’s drink of choice? “An Old-Fashioned.”
co-owner, The Aero Bar Atlanta; Age: 30 Insta: @brittyfanch44 Originally from: Oklahoma City Lives in: Cumming Relationship status: Married
This blondie says one of her favorite parts of owning and operating The Aero Bar Atlanta is that she gets to do it alongside her handsome hubby. The dog mom (her favorite pastime is cuddling up to her mini golden doodle, Wyatt) is the perfect match for the fellow on her right, sharing his love of the lake and country music.
On-Camera Meteorologist, The Weather Channel television network; Age: 34 Insta: @tvsjordansteele Lives in: Woodstock Relationship status: Married
Rain or shine, the meteorologist always keeps a sunny disposition. When he’s not delivering the daily forecast, the outdoorsman is likely hanging out with his wife (he married his high school sweetheart) and kids. It was his own child who got him involved with the Down syndrome community. “My child has Down syndrome and I’ve been a big advocate of highlighting what life is like with a child with Down syndrome,” he says. “It’s amazing, by the way!”
Registered Nurse, Aya Healthcare; Age: 24 Insta: @seeyaciaa Originally from: Charlotte Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Single
This long-legged beauty spent most of 2020 in New York City on the frontline of the COVID-19 relief efforts. She says the best part of being a registered nurse is “getting to be part of a cause bigger than myself.” Now, the Zoe Saldana look-alike is back in the A, hitting up hot spots like Le Colonial, Hotel Clermont and Johnny’s Hideaway when she’s in need of a night out.
Stunt Performer; Personal trainer, Fit9; Age: 28 Insta: @blakemallegni Originally from: Chicago Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Single
Originally from Chicago, this former bodybuilder made his way down south to ATL, where he can now be found hitting up the BeltLine, Tongue & Groove or Botánico. The part-time model says his favorite part about his job as a Fit9 instructor is “helping clients achieve their fitness goals, live a healthier lifestyle and feel better about themselves.”
Actor and Dancer; Age: 31 Insta: @aaron_drewww Originally from: Forsyth, Ga. Lives in: Brookhaven Relationship status: In a relationship
“I’ve been able to help quite a few dancers reach big goals through my mentorship program,” says James. The actor and dancer says his favorite quality is that he’s able to relate to all kinds of individuals. When he’s not in the studio or working out at LA Fitness, the hottie spends time playing basketball, roller skating and playing the saxophone.
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