Not Beautiful Enough After Holidays

Hilarious article in the Guardian a couple days ago about people getting kicked off the online dating site BeautifulPeople.com after gaining too much weight over the holidays.  The website was started in 2002 in Denmark (where the average height of adults is 6 feet!) and not surprisingly, Brits and Americans have had a pretty tough go of it compared to majestic Scandinavians and Brazilians.  Of the over 5,000 people who got voted off the site by other users for having overindulged during the holidays, Americans comprised 1,520 followed by 832 Brits.  It’s obnoxious but also pretty brilliant from  a PR standpoint!  The funniest quote from the article is by the site’s founder Robert Hintze: “Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded.”  All I have to say is I’m hitting the gym tomorrow for the first time since early December.  My Omron scale which measures body fat percentage is not happy.

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