Jobs Site For 'Beautiful People' Launches, And It's Weirdly Brilliant



BeautifulPeople.comBeautiful people are more successful. It might be that their symmetrical features and sparkling confidence help them bring in more money to a company. Or it could be that employers just like being around sexy people, which is why they get hired and promoted faster. Either way, given the facts, it can be seen as simply smart strategy that a 10-year-old dating site for beautiful people would go into the recruitment business.

On BeautifulPeople.com, members vote on the admission of new sign-ups based on the pleasingness of their faces. Only one in five applicants is successful, reports Britain's The Telegraph newspaper.

Agents and casting directors have long sought to tap the site's pool of 750,000 crowd-approved lookers, website spokeswoman Miki Haines told ABC News, so it would send out emails about upcoming auditions. But on Monday, BeautifulPeople made its job listing portal official. All the job openings purportedly are verified by the BeautifulPeople team, and are free for members.

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As of Friday, there were 48 jobs listed on the site, scattered across the world. For some of them, it was clear why they'd target an attractive crowd, like a video hosting position for MasteryTV, a Boston-based motivational video network, or a music festival video jockey in Monte Carlo. But the vast majority of the jobs were in sales: selling pharmaceutical products in Australia; selling newspaper ads in Sheffield, England; selling houses in Beverly Hills; and selling crusher buckets in Reno.

When you're trying to get people to buy things, it probably helps if they subconsciously want to mate with you. And hiring based on looks is completely legal (not-hot people aren't a protected class, unlike racial minorities or the disabled). Cases in which an employer treats workers differently because of their looks can run into trouble, however, under sex discrimination law, because those standards are frequently applied to women more than men.

In response to criticism that the site was shallow, managing director Greg Hodge told The Telegraph: "Is it shallow to want to be with someone you're attracted to? If you are in a bar or a club and you're going to approach someone, you'll approach someone you're attracted to. There's nothing shallow in that."

But is it shallow to want to hire a salesperson who can pry more money out of clients with high cheekbones and a winning smile? Is it unfair that good looking people don't just get more free drinks, higher salaries, and better-looking babies, but first dibs on certain jobs too? Hodge, unfortunately, couldn't be reached for comment.


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B.M

Wow... i'm embarrassed to be a citizen of this country when things like THIS make the electronic paper. We've become a country of idiots that place importance on trivial things like looks.

June 10 2013 at 10:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sheila

I have a comment. I did not get a promotion because in the worls eye I am not a beautiful person. However, they found out that I can work circles around the beautiful person that did get and now they are sorry.

June 10 2013 at 7:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
B'longa Mike

Someone who appears beautiful on the outside may very well not be a worthwhile person on the inside. I would much prefer a worthwhile woman who is intelligent, formidable, and loving. Beautiful on the outside tells you nothing. The are a number of exceptionally beautiful women who cruise the nightclubs and bars looking for that beautiful man who creates a spark in the woman's hormonal reactor. Then they get off their chair and meet the guy half way with the intent to "hook up"; in other words, get laid. No sense of morality, and certainly neither of them are worthwhile as potential partners in a close, committed, permanent loving relationship. I have always considered lifestyle as the most important indicator of whether or not a woman is worthwhile. If you are looking for beautiful women who are only interested in getting laid without the complications and responsibilities of a loving relationship then go spend time in the bars and nightclubs in Hollywood and other locations with large populations of “beautiful people”. These women (and men) will have had lots of sex partners as well as increasing sexual expectations that will require more sex partners to maintain the “new sex partner” high that comes with each new partner. Does that sound something like a hard core drug addict? If you are interested in a worthwhile woman with good moral values, who is trustworthy and reliable, then look in your own local community. A woman who is both beautiful and worthwhile is worth waiting for. She will have high standards of morality and will not put up with any crap from men looking to just get laid. Let your lifestyle reflect the fact that you are worthwhile and worth loving. The outside appearance means nothing. A naturally beautiful woman will not require makeup and physical modifications to be herself; to be beautiful in a natural way. A naturally beautiful woman looks most beautiful first thing in the morning when she rises from bed, turns and looks at me and smiles, and thereby provides all the indications that motivate me to go to work an hour or two late. You don't find such a woman in a bar or nightclub.
Mike

June 10 2013 at 6:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jigokurei

Yes, beautiful people are pleasing to the eye; that is why they're often in magazines and movies. But when it comes down to critical thinking & analytical skills, it is more often the not-so-beautiful people of the world that gets the real jobs done. If you don't beleive me, just look at the top executives of the world; you won't find any beauties or lookers here...Trump, Huffington, Buffet, Obama, Whitman, Gates,...

June 10 2013 at 4:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
islanddharma

Once again an example of a shallow and self entitled generation that has grown up enough to call themselves Bosses. It's blatant discrimination but at this point who the hell cares because wanting to work for people like this is soul ******* and there are far better things to accomplish in life.

June 10 2013 at 3:34 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
rlysiywgtf

This is nothing more than a website for shallow people to go to that think they are special.......It will be loaded with losers and gold diggers. Trust me I was on that site and my GOD some of those men and woman look like goats and pigs

June 10 2013 at 3:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Sherri

Perhaps this is good because it weeds out the people that wouldn't get hired anyway. There's nothing worse than watching someone who wouldn't have been hired in the first place wait for a call from a job. There are places that will only hire attractive people, like Holister. My extremely overweight niece thought for sure that they would hire her. They call their workers models to get away with only hiring thin girls.

June 10 2013 at 11:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Patricia

Who decides who is beautiful?

June 10 2013 at 10:26 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Rod

How about for a crock of crap !

June 10 2013 at 9:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
beniehill

Iam to sexy for my shoes, to sexy for my hat, to sexy for a paycheck, to sexy for a desk, to sexy for a water cooler, to sexy for meetings, to sexy for a bus ride to work, to sexy for a lunch break, to sexy for an elevator ride, to sexy for a date, to sexy for Hillary, to sexfor her daughter, to sexy for the boss, to sexy for a water bill, to sexy for MTV, to sexy for AVN AWARDS, to sexy for new tires, to sexy for a phone call, to sexy for a ham sandwich, to sexy for a ham sandwich with cheese.......................................

June 10 2013 at 9:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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earodnom

You might be TOO sexy for all those things, but you're not TOO sexy for a grammar lesson.

June 11 2013 at 10:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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