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06/03/2015 10:30 GMT | Updated 06/03/2015 10:59 GMT

'Beautiful People' Dating Site Bans 3,000 People For 'Letting Themselves Go'

A dating site exclusively for "attractive" people has culled more than 3,000 members for losing their looks or gaining weight.

BeautifulPeople.com booted out the massive number of members on Thursday, citing reasons like "graceless ageing" or weight gain, according to co-owner Greg Hodge.

Single people can only use the site if deemed attractive enough by current members.

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"This may sound harsh, and it is the most difficult part of managing the business," co-owner Genevieve Hodge said in a statement.

"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."

One BeautifulPeople member from LA, Tawnie Lynn, said: "If the management failed to maintain the quality of the site by polluting the gene pool, most members would leave.

"It would make BeautifulPeople just like every other dating site – full of the kind of people you wouldn’t want to share an elevator with, let alone date."

Tawnie Lynn decided to undergo plastic surgery to get back onto the site after being rejected.

Those deemed to unattractive for the site are told to "try their luck" on a dating site for "ordinary people" in a scathing rejection email.

The majority of those kicked out on Thursday were US users, but 568 British singles were removed in the cull.

The site also hit headlines in 2011 when a hack allowed 30,000 "sub-standard" people to sign up, who were swiftly banned.

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