This new website calls itself an “exclusively beautiful community.” BeautifulPeople.com is a social network where users can be a part of the “elite.” Although to become that “elite: they have to be beautiful.
Actually, the dating website gained popularity and attention of the public due to its specific and exclusive policy, as only physically attractive men and women are allowed to join the network. Applicants must submit a photo that is then rated for a 48-hour period by existing members of the opposite sex. Only those who receive a ranking of “beautiful” gain access to the site and its profiles.
And now the website has decided to launch its own calendar that features the most popular and attractive faces from the world of single people.
The men and women featured were chosen from more than 45,000 submissions from members of the BeautifulPeople.com website. Each has had over 12,000 views to their profile – making them the most popular members on the site.
One of them is English rose Clare Travis-Punter and she is looking for love. The midwife’s profile has been viewed more than 12,000 times and she had to endure a 48-hour vetting process to make sure she was pretty enough for the site.
“I joined the site 18 months ago and loved the challenge of whether I would be accepted or not,” said the 31-year-old of Bournemouth.
“I’ve been dating a number of members, some of whom I’ve stayed in contact with, but am still looking to meet someone I have a connection with,” she added.
Miss Travis-Punter is Britain’s sole representative of the list of 24 models. In fact, Britons are among the least successful applicants, with only one in ten being approved for the site. The happiest arena for finding your stunning partner turned out to be the city of Los Angeles, with four calendar stars hailing from the city.
Cover star of the women’s calendar, Satine, is a 38-year-old model from LA, while the men’s cover star is fellow American Timothy Quinn, 23, a US Navy nuclear engineer.
Proving that brawn and brains are a powerful combination are James Lucas, a 25-year-old Henry Cavill lookalike who is a nuclear engineer in the US Navy and Julian Ostensen, a 19-year-old computer engineer from Norway. Norway is actually the most attractive nation, with 51 per cent of applicants passing the attractiveness test.
The 26 year-old Logan Chubak, a Calgary entrepreneur and part-time model will be the only Canadian to grace the pages of BeautifulPeople.com’s 2014 calendar.
Chubak said he wasn’t even aware the site was a dating site, he simply saw it as a way to gain exposure. While Chubak acknowledged being selected for the calendar might bring more modelling jobs his way, he said he’s careful not to let it go to his head.
BeautifulPeople.com managing director Greg Hodge said: “The calendar showcases not only the most beautiful, but the most popular single people in the world.
“Not only did these stunning men and women beat our rating system but their profiles have been viewed more than 12,000 times – making them “Super Beautiful” amongst our online community.
“What strikes me is how many interesting careers our members have; from nuclear engineers to law graduates and teachers, we represent so many fascinating professions; and of course these men and women have the added benefit of being beautiful.”