Top 5 ‘nottest’ U.S. Presidents

Corryn Brock

With only a small number of this nation’s former leaders being hotties, there are a number of less than attractive U.S. presidents. 

Based off their official presidential portraits there are only a handful of cuties that served as our nation’s president and a ton of presidents I would not bring home to meet my family. 

Honorable mentions for ugliest U.S. presidents include Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore and, if I am being completely honest, John Adams. No offense, but Adams just doesn’t do much of anything for me. 

5. Calvin Coolidge 

I cannot tell if it is the sad, disappointed look in his eyes or the way he looks like he has a strong dislike for puppies, but either way Coolidge makes me feel bad for every decision I’ve made in life. Coolidge was not cute when he was young and boy did he not age well. 

4. Chester A. Arthur 

As hard as I have tried I cannot put my finger on what wild animal Arthur looks like, but I know I do not like it. I have to give it to him though, he did have a pretty big and powerful presence in his portrait, just not one I am a fan of. 

3. John Qunicy Adams 

Adams looks like a ghost I would expect to see in a portrait that has eyes that follow you as you walk past it. After staring at his portrait I think I have found a reason for why I hate mutton chops so much. 

2. John Tyler 

Tyler reminds me of a shoebill stork with his disturbingly beady eyes and nose that slopes so uncomfortably. And if I am being completely honest, I do not find those birds ugly, just very unsettling to look at. Just like I find Tyler. 

1. Andrew Jackson 

Jackson, in my humble opinion, is the ugliest U.S. president in our nation’s history. I tried so hard to find a single redeeming quality in that man’s appearance. 

Now, that may be because of the horrible legacy Jackson left behind like his avid support for slavery or the Trail of Tears, but regardless his whole appearance gives me bad vibes and is why he is at the top of my list of ugliest U.S. presidents.

Corryn Brock is a sophomore journalism major.

She can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].