Best of Houston

The Rest of the Best: The 10 Most Recognizable People in Houston Part 2

Back in May we brought you a list of ten people, some famous and others just of noteworthy countenance that you instantly know who they when you see them out and about in Houston. Seems we left off ten other people deserving of the title of Most Recognizable, and today we point them out.

10. Lynn Wyatt: It's unlikely we have a greater face of wealth than Lynn Wyatt. From her home in River Oaks she has hosted everyone from royalty to rocks stars, and she remains one of the most active philanthropists around. She's been in Vogue, and voted best socialite in damned near every magazine that's offered that category. Always stylish and warm, Wyatt can be seen all around the best parts of town wearing only the best.

Flashback The Rest of the Best: The 10 Most Recognizable People in Houston

9. Monica Pope: When it comes to local chefs that everyone loves the list in Houston is short, but it always contains Monica Pope. She's currently helming the Sparrow, the best place to eat in Midtown, and she regularly makes all the top ten food lists in addition to our hope to one day make it on Chopped. She's instantly recognizable with her short, spiky hair, endless collection of T-shirt over long sleeves combos, and pixie-like enthusiasm in everything she does.

8. Chloe Dao: It's easy to forget sometimes, but Houston has a fashion scene and it can be pretty amazing. Chloe Dao represented us in the second season of Project Runway, and walked away with the prize. Now she makes a home with her boutique in Rice Village, Dao Chloe Dao, where every inch of the store has her personal touch. Wherever there's a showcase of new and exciting looks in the city, you'll be able to pick out Dao right in the middle.

7. Mattress Mack: Of all the people I left off of the first list, Jim McIngvale is easily the one I deserve the most thorough drubbing for. Generation after generation of Houstonians can quote his Gallery Furniture commercials; he's probably the most memorable person/event in Houston advertising aside from the Thunderbolt Transmission jingle. You'll find him out on the floor getting things done, too, or at the various Tea Party rallies he supports.

6. Sheila Jackson Lee: The representative of our 18th district has become a staple of national politics. She's one of out most popular politicians (The lowest she's ever won her seat by is 70 percent) and she's famous for getting out to meet the people. Her leftist positions on many issues ensure that she's always in the news (And cross hairs) from the Red State majority, and her trademark braided hair serves as a headdress that cannot be mistaken.

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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