10 Most Beautiful 2015

The 10 Most Beautiful Women were dressed by Harem & Company with jewelry from Justice Jewelers and makeup by Acacia Spa

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Cati Plein, 38 

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Adjudicator for Disability Determinations
Charity: GYN Cancers Alliance 

Cati Plein has directly affected the lives of hundreds of people here in 417-land. As an adjudicator for Disability Determinations, she makes the medical determination for Social Security Disability. Determining if an applicant qualifies for disability benefits is both rewarding and mentally draining some days. “I have the potential for a positive impact,” she says. “Some people have been through life-changing events. Their wellbeing is affected by my choice.”

That potential for a positive impact is present at home, too. Despite her husband’s crazy schedule—she’s married to Chad Plein of KY3—Cati says she’s determined to let her two kids do everything they want to try. “They shouldn’t miss out just because I’m too tired,” she says. She often takes them with her when she volunteers for numerous local charities. She says it’s important for them to see giving back in action, so they grow up to do the same. 

Cati’s charity of choice is the GYN Cancers Alliance, an organization that has helped her family when they needed it most. Her mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer last year. Her mother was lucky and caught it early. Cati says watching her mom battle the disease, without showing a sign of weakness, further confirmed that her mom is one of the strongest people she knows. That resilience was passed on to Cati, who acknowledges her stubbornness and actually loves it. “I know what I want, and I don’t settle for anything less,” she says.  

See the 10 Most Beautiful Women walk the runway on Thursday, October 1 at Indulge: Exclusive Ladies' Night Out

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