“We take no pleasure in removing members, but it is a necessary evil in order to maintain the beautiful community and our prized business model.” Most of the “former beauties” that were sent packing were from the U. Reasons for their immediate removal were weight gain and “graceless aging,” according to Greg Hodge, who is Genevieve’s husband and also runs the company. Stunners can only gain access to the site if their good-looking peers vote them in based on photos and short profiles.
“Letting unattractive people populate the site would compromise the very concept for which Beautiful was founded,” he said. The recent rejects were told in a ruthless email to “try their luck” on a dating site for “ordinary people.” The missive also encouraged them to reapply “when they are back looking their best.” Beautiful said free mentoring from volunteer beauty experts would be available to those who wanted to rejoin.
British men are the least successful applicants to the site, with less than nine per cent gaining access, while women fair slightly better on 14 per cent.
Around 30% of applications were accepted since the recent launch of the website in Australia and New Zealand.
If you're accepted, you'll be allowed to look at other members' profiles, but if you want to message them, you'll have to pay a membership between $20 and $50 a month.
The site recommends the photos should be sexy but not pornographic.
People can submit their photo and details up to 50 times.
The free website, which boasts more than 800,000 users, first launched in Denmark 2002 and took off in the U.