Beautifulpeople.com, the website which only allows 'beautiful' people on its pages lest its broadband crashes due to ugly-itis (only that last part is a joke), has just unveiled its latest offering for 2014: a calendar.

The men and women were chosen out of 45,000 submissions and one of the criteria was that all the people who made the cut have had over 12,000 views on the website.

There's no denying that some of the people on the website are good-looking, but the idea of a website that aims to replicate the same crappy microcosm of school life in the adult world (where only the beautiful kids are popular) is a bit hard to stomach.

However, while some can't help snorting with laughter at cover star and model Satine's quote that "moving in circles with such beautiful people is a real thrill", we do like the fact that a 38-year-old beat some of the younger women to the coveted spot.

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Satine

Others also have worthy professions, with 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.

British midwife Clare Travis-Punter's revealed why she joined.

"I joined the site 18 months ago and loved the challenge of whether I would be accepted or not. Nearly a year and a half on, and I’ve been selected to appear in the site’s 2014 calendar. It’s all been very exciting. 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 really have a connection with.”

Take a look at the pictures and tell us: is it shallow or simply good-value voyeurism?

clare

Clare Travis-Punter

thea

Thea, a banker, from Bulgaria


tim

Cover star Tim from the US

james lucas

James Lucas, nuclear engineer from US

braxil

Rafael from Brazil

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