I wonder if People got some note from a trekkie in the People pantheon telling them to make sure they put a Trek person in their list and so they did a quick scan looking for who they could use. Who else would they have picked?
Paris: Not a good looking man at all, just kind of joe average. Pleasant. Not a rogue despite the character description.
The EMH: Bald.
Janeway: ANCIENT PRACTICALLY MENOPAUSAL
B'Elanna: Uhh...well she doesn't have Klingon teeth but this still isn't flying in People Land.
Chakotay: I concede this might have been an option. But kind of fat.
Tuvok: If you want to be beautiful AND unsmiling you need to be evil. Pass.
Kes: A child.
Harry Kim was the only option. Mr Trekkie People Boss is to blame.