Heard on the Hill: Ayla Brown Turns Heads

Posted May 3, 2011 at 6:14pm

The twisted hallways of Capitol Hill are notorious for perplexing tourists. Even Senators’ daughters sometimes have to stop for directions.

Ayla Brown, daughter of Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), asked security guards for directions to her father’s office last week. An HOH spy spotted her going through security at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

“She said that she hadn’t yet been to her father’s office, but knew the number,” the spy said.

HOH hears it wasn’t actually Ayla’s first visit to her father’s office, but rather her first to his new space in Dirksen. The Senator moved from the Russell Senate Office Building last week.

“I’m sure she had a great time,” a spokesperson for Brown told HOH.

Ayla, who earned her own fame as a contestant on “American Idol” in 2006, has been a vocal supporter of her father, even appearing in political ads for his campaign with her sister, Arianna. She was in town to attend the White House Correspondents Dinner with her father.

“I couldn’t help but notice that the two security guards looked at each other somewhat excitedly as she passed,” our spy tells us. “Probably had more to do with her looks than her scrape with stardom.”