The site carries out a cull on members each year, but 2016 saw the largest number of people removed, with a record 45,000 being voted out.Greg Hodge, global MD of Beautiful said: "We need to make sure that the high standards of the community are upheld, otherwise we risk alienating our entire exclusively beautiful member base.And you don’t sign up for Raya if you don’t want to meet people who care about being elite and exclusive. You can either have a sweaty sexy hoedown in steerage with Leonardo Di Caprio, or you can have a sherry and a terrible boring time in first class with Billy Zane.
Several patrons of the arts tried to bribe their way up there, even though the platform was sweaty and sagging from overcrowding. After a while, the platform VIPs had drained their drinks, but nobody wanted to give up their space on the platform to travel to the bar.
The moral of the story is that the people who were turned away from the platform got hammered and had an amazing night. Tinder Select is a secretive, invite-only —see what I did there? Tinder Select is also the latest elite dating app to reject me.
For six months after college, I worked events at an art museum.
One summer evening, the museum unveiled a new outdoor installation, and my job was to guard the entrance to a VIP platform that had been set up in the middle of the street.
They were all well-educated, white, and in finance. “One time I got picked up for drinks by a C-lister's manager.
She brought me with her crew to [loser club for losers], and we were at, like, a table at the center."Our speciality, our niche, is beautiful people, and we need to maintain that standard." But while some have been kicked off the site, others have managed to keep their place since the site first started 12 years ago.Property developer Carolina Trower, 49, was one of the first British members to be voted onto the site in 2005.Still one of the most popular members, she said: "I was one of the first members to be voted onto the site in the UK." She said she met the love of her life through the site but he passed away in 2008 - leaving her shattered.Speaking about the site, she said: "I don't think the site is what makes us work our hardest to maintain the looks of our younger days, we're all into eating healthily, exercising and making sure we don't let ourselves go." Beautiful has more than 850,000 members in over 100 countries."If people on the site let themselves go, then we need to let them go, our members demand as much." He said that the cull was a "necessary evil".