We are so honored D Magazine chose Ruby Bhandari for the 10 most beautiful women in Dallas!

After 460 nominees and 106,173 online votes, these women—including two TV news anchors, a reality-show veteran, and a dental hygienist—deserve another look.

Once the nominees were chosen, D magazine threw a party on their honor. The evening was held on the terrace level of the Joule Dallas hotel in Dallas. It was the perfect backdrop for the guests and stylish nominees.

The 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas 2013 are: Whitney Drolen (CBS 11’s star morning anchor who also appeared in the 2013 DFW.com Hot Issue), Sheridan French (a clothing designer whose favorite restaurant is Lonesome Dove in the Fort Worth Stockyards), Holly Davis (founder of Clean Fresh Living who named her daughter Landry after legendary Dallas Cowboyscoach Tom Landry), Ruby Bhandari (founder/designer of Silk Threads who spends four to five months each year in India for her company), Marci Waddle (certified instructor at the Bar Method who was born in Hawaii), Jenna Owen (a restaurant sales event coordinator who lists her guilty pleasure as Nacho Cheese Doritos), Amy Robinson (a dental hygienist who is also a talent manager), Amanda Fitzpatrick (news/weather anchor on CW 33 who enjoys going out in Dallas to Candleroom, Beamers and Buttons), Alisse Cervantes (a hairdresser who likes Mi Cocina, Studio Movie Grill and the NFL) and Melissa Rycroft Strickland (a former two-year member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders who gained notoriety from her appearance on the 13th season of The Bachelor and her triumph in an all-star round of Dancing with the Stars). 

“I have a fabulous life,” Bhandari says. “But I work hard, and I party hard.” She stays up until the wee hours running her clothing line, Silk Threads, the global line of Indian ethnic wear and embellished tops she founded 22 years ago.

The company takes her to India four to five months each year. Fortunately, to make up for her unusual hours and taxing travel schedule, Bhandari says she “can sleep anywhere, anytime, anyplace—just to catch a 20-minute power nap.” She needs all the sleep she can get: beyond her duties at Silk Threads, she’s a wife and a mother to two boys, 6 and 12.

“I’m like the queen,” she says. “It’s nice to have all boys in the house.” When she shuts work down and is ready to let loose, going out dancing is her activity of choice. She loves the lounges of New Delhi, India, but when she’s in Dallas, it’s Blue Martini every time.

Carolina Herrera velvet gown, $4,990, Carolina Herrera Highland Park Village

“Thank you for everyone who took the time to vote for me and D magazine for honoring me as a nominee!”-Ruby

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