Those who are turned down receive a rejection email suggesting they try a dating site for "ordinary people".
The majority of those kicked out were American users, but 568 British singles were also removed in the cull.
Beck says this could potentially "open the site and employers up to lawsuits from people who don't fit those rigid standards."So far there have been a few job listings posted on the dating site, including an opening for an au pair in London, an investment advisor for Fifth Capital Management in Dallas, various positions at a wealth management company in Dubai, and a creepy ad for a sales rep in Kuala Lumpur.
Beautifulpeople.com's free service intends to give individuals and companies access to its 750,000 member base of "attractive" people.
"Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which Beautiful was founded." The site describes itself as an "elite online club, where every member works the door" -- that is, users can join only after enough members vote them "beautiful" during the 48 hours after their profile is uploaded.
And apparently, enough beautiful people were angry that some members had enjoyed a bit too many treats during the holiday season.
This niche dating site currently has slightly more men than women members (44% vs 56% as of September 2009) and it has enjoyed a steady growth in new members during the past few years.