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50 Most Beautiful Atlantans 2017 Part II

How YOU doin’? Meet this year’s batch of stunning, sculpted, smoldering Most Beautifuls who are not only turning heads on Atlanta’s social scene, but also transforming the city through a mix of creative, business and philanthropic endeavors. Like what you see? Then save the date for Nov. 30, when we’ll raise a glass to these 50 fab individuals and celebrate our 21st anniversary in true JEZEBEL fashion—at the sexiest spot in town, The Cheetah. Meow!

TAYLOR ADKINS

Shot on location in Harlow’s Concord Model

INDIA BATSON AND DANIEL MARTINEZ

Shot on location in Harlow’s Concord model 

JASMINE RASCO AND ALEXANDRA BARTEE

Shot on location in Harlow’s Charleston model

KELSEY WINGERT

Photo by Steven Grant 

JOSEPH HINES

Photo by Alex Rogers

PETER ZIMMERMAN

Photo by Nalage Diaz

REBECCA ADAMS, ED COLLINS AND BRIAN MOOTE

Shot on location in Harlow’s Concord Model

AYANNA SCROGGINS

Photo by Byron Arnold Photography

BYRON MULKEY 

CHRISTOPHER WALKER, TAYLOR WESLEY AND TERRENCE REVAH

Shot on location in Harlow’s Trenton Model

SARAH WISTED, VICTORIA BLACKBURN AND CHANDLER MERRILL 

Shot on location in Harlow’s Charleston model

DAVID KLECKNER

Photo by Blake Ballard 

VESTA LUGG

Photo by Patricio Roldán

MACI THOMPSON, TODD CAVATO AND KATE DONACHY

Shot on location in Harlow’s Charleston model

TAYLOR ADKINS
Actress/model, J Pervis Talent Agency and Click Models
Age: 23 Originally from: Duluth
Lives in: Brookhaven Relationship status: In a relationship
A head-turner with her cascading auburn tresses and bright blue eyes, this marketing major-turned-actress and model grew up on a farm in south Georgia; though you’d almost never guess it. Soon after graduating from Georgia State University, Adkins decided to pursue a new career path, and now, she says, “I’m living out my dreams.”

INDIA BATSON
YouTube influencer; and actress, J Pervis Talent Agency
Age: 22 Originally from: Atlanta
Lives in: Sandy Springs Relationship status: In a relationship
The Atlanta-born and -raised curly-haired blonde is helping other women learn to accept their natural beauty with her YouTube channel of 65K(!) subscribers. The water baby enjoys slalom skiing, wakeboarding and swimming in her down time—when she’s not at casting calls or recording new online content. As a guilty pleasure, you can find her eating pizza and binging Netflix with another Most Beautiful—her boyfriend, Daniel Martinez.

DANIEL MARTINEZ
Supervisor, Life Time Fitness
Age: 23 Originally from: Miami, Fla.
Lives in: East Cobb Relationship status: In a relationship
Martinez is half of the attractive couple seen here—and while Batson has a knack for hair and beauty, Martinez is the fitness fanatic, spending much of his time working out and exploring the outdoors. (Fun fact: He’s a certified scuba diver who loves to spearfish and go lobstering.) Though he’s mainly focused on his studies right now at Georgia State, Martinez still finds time to volunteer at The Arches Recovery Residences and the The Berman Center, and hopes to one day open his own intensive outpatient program in Atlanta that will help recovering alcoholics and addicts.

JASMINE RASCO
Owner, JRAZZ COLLECTION LLC
Age: 25 Originally from: Baxley
Lives in: Marietta Relationship status: Single
Rasco enjoys inspiring people from all over the world by promoting a healthy lifestyle with her international online swim and activewear boutique, JRAZZ Collection. When this savvy single lady isn’t indulging in her favorite hobbies like traveling, cooking or reading in the park, you can find her near the ’Hooch working on her fitness—in one of her uberflattering workout getups, of course.

ALEXANDRA BARTEE
Actress, East Coast Talent Agency; and studio manager/yoga instructor, Thunderbolt Power Yoga
Age: 26 Originally from: Canton, Ohio
Lives in: North Druid Hills Relationship status: Engaged
This yoga enthusiast and actress—whose dream is to one day star in a Netflix original series—has a heart for helping others through orgs like Bangs Shoes, Be The Light Campaign and the Eating Disorders Information Network. On weekends the active blonde is probably on the BeltLine; trying vegan dishes at Cafe Sunflower and Yalla; and, now, planning her wedding—her BF just popped the question in Paris a few days before we went to press!

KELSEY WINGERT
Sideline reporter/host, FOX Sports South/Southeast
Age: 25 Originally from: Sugar Land, Texas
Lives in: Sandy Springs Relationship status: Single
From growing up in Texas to finding new stomping grounds at LSU to taking over a new turf in ATL, it’s no surprise that this sports lover’s favorite part of her job is “getting paid to travel the country and talk about baseball and football.” Her guilty pleasure when the cameras aren’t rolling? “Chick-fil-A,” admits the bubbly blonde. And as for what’s at the top of her bucket list, Wingert says, “I want to go to all 30 MLB stadiums. … I’ve already been to 21!”

JOSEPH HINES
Training manager, SuitSupply
Age: 23 Originally from: Chicago
Lives in: Marietta Relationship status: Single
After attending Georgia Southern University, this Chicago native couldn’t get enough of the South. Now the sharp dresser works as a style influencer and motivational speaker in addition to helping the A’s gents find confidence through their clothing at Suitsupply. He also loves to read and play basketball in his spare time—“Staying in shape is always key,” he says. His ultimate goal in life? “To empty out any and every ounce of talent I have,” he shares. We’d say he’s well on his way to achieving that dream.

PETER ZIMMERMAN
Actor, Screen Actors Guild
Age: 25 Originally from: Miami
Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: In a relationship
You might have seen this heartthrob on The Walking Dead as Eduardo (“I was literally about to give up on acting before I auditioned for the show,” he says), but ATL knows him as Peter, a dedicated denizen to Hands Across Atlanta and a Two Urban Licks regular. The No. 1 thing on this zombie killer’s bucket list? “Go to space,” he says, adding with a laugh, “I don’t know if that will ever happen, though, so I’ll go with skydiving.”

REBECCA ADAMS
Actress, Avery Sisters Entertainment and Premier Models and Talent
Age: 23 Originally from: Jacksonville, Fla.
Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Single
This University of Florida grad-turned-Georgia girl has a love for all things food and fitness—find her at local watering holes (from Barcelona Wine Bar to Gypsy Kitchen to “Fadó [Irish Pub] for Gator game days!” she says) and workout spots like Stellar Bodies and Highland Yoga. But between eats and exercises, the Buckhead-based actress enjoys traveling, making her own skincare at home and “listening to a good podcast or audiobook,” she says.

ED COLLINS
Verification specialist, Insight Global
Age: 24 Originally from: Snellville
Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Single
Whether he’s knocking the ball out of the park in his men’s baseball league, crushing some PB&J sandwiches (they’re his guilty pleasure!) or enjoying a few rounds of drinks at The Ivy Buckhead with friends, the Georgia State University grad’s life in the A is anything but dull. In fact, the vivacious workout fanatic has always dreamed of being on MTV’s The Real World. Safe to say Collins would be our new TV crush!

BRIAN MOOTE
Stand-up comedian; and co-host, Q100’s The Bert Show
Age: 36 Originally from: Whidbey Island, Wash.
Lives in: Vinings Relationship status: In a relationship
Atlantans love waking up to Q100’s popular morning radio program, The Bert Show—especially to hear about its newest co-host’s hilarious antics. In addition to working with Bert’s Big Adventure, Moote also runs a weekly stand-up comedy fundraiser show at The Punchline in Buckhead that has raised $25,000 for more than 30 local nonprofits over the past year. Find him at Elbow Room, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse and anywhere that serves late-night chicken wings (“If they are on the menu at a bar and it’s after midnight, I am ordering them,” he says), as well as Delgado Boxing in Sandy Springs, where he’s currently training for the Buckhead Brawl Nov. 25.

AYANNA SCROGGINS
Singer-songwriter; actress; and CEO/founder, Weslock Entertainment
Age: 27 Originally from: Atlanta
Lives in: East Atlanta Relationship status: Single
This “performance junkie,” as she calls herself, attended Spelman College and Georgia State University, and ultimately decided to combine her passions for music and technology by starting a production company. “Having my own platform to work off of makes me feel limitless,” says Scroggins, who also admits she has a secret love for sci-fi and superhero movies. Paging Wonder Woman!

BYRON MULKEY
Teacher, Gwinnett County Public Schools; and actor, Evolution Talent Agency
Age: 29 Originally from: Buffalo, N.Y.
Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: In a relationship
Imagine having this attractive actor as your teacher… well, that’s reality for a lucky group of students in Gwinnett County, who get to learn from Mr. Mulkey on a daily basis. Outside of school, the University at Buffalo alum likes to play sports, try new restaurants and go dancing—and travel, since his ultimate bucket-list goal is to shoot a basketball (and make it) in all 50 states. He’s already halfway there!

CHRISTOPHER WALKER
Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Age: 33 Originally from: Augusta
Lives in: Downtown Relationship status: Single
The dapper attorney who attended the University of Georgia and Wake Forest University School of Law gives back whenever he can, serving as a member of several nonprofit boards and leadership teams including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk executive committee. His proudest professional moment? “Leading the effort to create the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment, which helped catapult Georgia to the No. 1 filming location in the world for movies,” he shares. And for that, we thank you!

TAYLOR WESLEY
Associate recruiter, ISG Partners; and mental health speaker
Age: 23 Originally from: Philadelphia
Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Single
This Philly-born, ATL-raised looker stays busy (and we mean, busy) between her full-time job with ISG Partners and her involvement with the National Speakers Association of Georgia, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention—she’s on the junior board—and Mental Health America of Georgia. Yet somehow the Auburn University grad finds a few minutes for her fave pastimes, like working out at Red Hot Yoga, dancing at The Ivy Buckhead and spending an afternoon at The Battery Atlanta.

TERRENCE REVAH
CEO, Lindbergh
Age: 34 Originally from: Montreal
Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: Single
This cultured guy—his first language is French, and he’s a major ancient history buff—attended the University of Miami before moving to the A, where he now operates fashion-forward men’s clothing store Lindbergh in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Revah also serves as co-chair of Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces, which helps soldiers in Israel in need.

SARAH WISTED
Proposal manager, Oracle
Age: 28 Originally from: Little Rock, Ark.
Lives in: Brookhaven Relationship status: Married
The only thing more on point than this University of Alabama alum and Insta-blogger’s closet is her enviable job: “I make my own hours, work from home, and I get to travel to both Japan and Australia over the next two months.” Find the Brookhaven brunette sweating it out at Fit9 or CorePower Yoga; enjoying a refreshing sipper at The Regent Cocktail Club; or getting pampered at Salon of the South. Talk about living the life!

VICTORIA BLACKBURN
Flight attendant, Delta Air Lines
Age: 24 Originally from: Newnan
Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: In a relationship
Traveling the world at 30,000 feet in the air is just another day at the office for this gorgeous Delta flight attendant. When she’s home in the A, the Auburn University alum with a passion for philanthropy (she’s heavily involved with the Polycystic Kidney Foundation and Donate Life Georgia) can be found sipping a venti iced coffee at the Starbucks closest to her Buckhead digs, or giving in to her newest obsession—fly-fishing with her equally beautiful BF.

CHANDLER MERRILL
Geospatial engineer, Georgia Power and The Alabama National Guard
Age: 25 Originally from: Birmingham, Ala.
Lives in: Southwest Atlanta Relationship status: Married
“I love the problem-solving aspect of my job,” says this engineer, who holds both a civilian and a military position. He’s also a newlywed, having just married the love of his life back in April, and also proudly supports Neverthirst, an org that raises funds to provide clean water sources to different parts of the world. Spot him at STK, The Ivy Buckhead and Ponce City Market, or hiking outdoors with his chocolate lab, Buck.

DAVID KLECKNER
Professional Golfer and Model
Age: 23 Originally from: Alpharetta
Lives in: Johns Creek Relationship status: Single
It was never a question that Kleckner, a three-time all-American collegiate golfer who attended Oglethorpe University, would someday turn his talent for the sport into a career. Now, he says the best part about his job is “being my own boss and traveling the world.” When he isn’t hitting the links, he enjoys fishing and riding horses at his farm; supporting the North Metro Miracle League; and sitting down to a nice steak dinner at New York Prime or Hal’s.

VESTA LUGG
Actress and singer
Age: 22 Originally from: Santiago, Chile
Lives in: Brookhaven Relationship status: Single
When she isn’t showcasing her vocal talents onstage or prepping for a scene in front of the camera, the Chilean stunner loves to indulge in Japanese cuisine at Umi or work up a sweat at BLAST in Buckhead. One thing you might not know about the talented artist and avid traveler (she’s planning to spend four months in Southeast Asia): “Spanish is my first language,” she says. Qué bonita!

MACI THOMPSON
Social media and events coordinator, Alliance Marketing Partners; and independent consultant, Rodan + Fields
Age: 24 Originally from: Bremen
Lives in: Smyrna Relationship status: Single
This curly-haired queen might live OTP, but that doesn’t stop her from grabbing a bite at ITP palate pleasers (think Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall and South City Kitchen); painting the town red in Buckhead, which includes a stop at Dive Bar; or walking the BeltLine on a sunny weekend afternoon. You could probably guess it by her favorite hangouts, but the University of Georgia grad says the best part about her job is “lunch and happy hour with my co-workers.” Cheers to that!

TODD CAVATO
Bar manager, Donetto
Age: 32 Originally from: Orlando, Fla.
Lives in: Chastain Park Relationship status: Single
The tall, bearded bartender has a knack for hockey and an equal talent for mixing up a dang good cocktail; it’s even on his bucket list to have a James Beard Award-nominated bar program. Besides working at brand new Westside hot spot Donetto, the Belmont University grad can be found at Piedmont Park—“It’s great to have a place to run without worrying about getting run over by a car,” he jokes.

KATE DONACHY
President/founder, The Modern Gent; and editorial stylist
Age: 32 Originally from: Toronto
Lives in: Buckhead Relationship status: In a relationship
A surefire foodie herself—catch the hot redhead at swanky city spots like Umi, Cape Dutch, {SAMA} Food For Balance and Rumi’s Kitchen—Donachy dedicates her time to supporting food security in the A through nonprofits and media, from Open Hand Atlanta to Atlanta Community Food Bank to NPR’s local WABE station. Something you might not know about the outgoing fashion designer? “I play three instruments and have published poetry,” she shares.