The “Beautiful People” Debate

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BeautifulPeople.com Launches Virtual Sperm Bank

Beautiful baby boom creates demand for beautiful donors
NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- www.BeautifulPeople.com, the dating site with a strict ban on ugly people, has launched a virtual sperm and egg bank for people who want to have beautiful babies.
The Beautiful Baby service - which is also available to non-members - was created for people who want to maximize their chances of having good looking children.

Managing director Greg Hodge said: "BeautifulPeople.com has launched a fertility introduction service to help members and non-members alike procreate. There are no financial benefits for us in doing so - we are simply responding to a demand for attractive donors. Every parent would like their child to be blessed with many fine attributes, attractiveness being one of the most sought after. For a site with members who resemble Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Angelina Jolie you can imagine the demand."

Founder Robert Hintze added: "Initially, we hesitated to widen the offering to non-beautiful people. But everyone - including ugly people - would like to bring good looking children in to the world, and we can't be selfish with our attractive gene pool."

Since its creation in 2002, BeautifulPeople.com has become the world's largest community of beautiful people with over 600,000 members from 190 countries.

Jean Smith, cultural anthropologist said:

"BeautifulPeople.com is doing what people are doing anyway, which is securing what they believe to be the highest level of genetic material they can, to ensure the best chance of success for their offspring.

"This service makes it easier for those who subscribe to the same ideal of beauty as those of 'Beautiful People' to find donors whom they perceive to supply appropriate genetic material."

Already, over 600 beautiful babies have been born to couples who met through the site, a fact which is attracting the attention of broody individuals and fertility clinics.

Dr Mohamed Menabawey, media director at The London Bridge Fertility, Gynecology and Genetics Center is positive about the BeautifulPeople.com donor service:

"The removal of donor anonymity has created the massive UK shortage. The cost, confusion and damage of what many believe now to be failed anonymity legislation is there for all to see. It is manifested in the shortage of donor gametes and growing fertility tourism."

BeautifulPeople.com member James Frederiksen is one of many singles who have used the fertility forum and expressed an interest in donating sperm.

"I'm from Norway and it's very common for young, healthy men there to donate sperm. There seems to be a shortage worldwide, being a BeautifulPeople.com member I wanted to do whatever I could to help others create beautiful babies."

How the virtual sperm bank will work

The BeautifulPeople.com virtual sperm bank is a forum where members register and state their procreation interests. A number of members already registered on the forum are married or in a relationship where for many reasons, an external donor is required. Likewise, many men have been able to register to help infertile couples or single women to conceive healthy, attractive offspring.

There are many levels on which this virtual sperm bank can benefit the community. As well as non-members, men and women within the BeautifulPeople.com community who are seeking more than romance or social interaction are able to use the forum as an additional facility where they are able to enter relationships, but with an upfront attitude to their family goals.

Members wishing to donate will be able to access information on which clinics to contact and gather information on the donor protocol.

A bit more about BeautifulPeople.com

BeautifulPeople.com is the largest network of attractive people in the world.

Entry to BeautifulPeople.com is only possible after passing a democratic rating process, where members of the opposite sex vote 'yes definitely,' 'hmm yes, O.K.,' 'hmm no, not really' and 'NO Definitely NOT' based on photographs and a brief profile submitted by new applicants.

After a recent cull of 5,000 members who had gained weight, over 600,000 members remain on the site, representing 190 countries and every ethnic and cultural background.

An elite global lifestyle

Members of BeautifulPeople.com enjoy:

* Glamorous parties and a jet set global network
* Access to the most beautiful people locally and from around the world
* Approaches by film and TV companies
* Potential contracts from modeling agencies
* Extended professional networks, through BeautifulPeople.com and leading businesses


BeautifulPeople.com is located at www.BeautifulPeople.com

SOURCE BeautifulPeople.com

In the past:
A social networking/dating website which only allows beautiful members has booted off thousands of people for piling on the pounds over Christmas.
Anyone care to “weigh in” on this?

BeautifulPeople.com axes 5,000 members for gaining weight
A social networking site for “beautiful people” has axed 5,000 members for piling on the pounds over Christmas.
By Paul Thompson
Published: 4:47PM GMT 04 Jan 2010

BeautifulPeople.com, which claims to have a strict ban on “ugly people”, said “vigilant members” called for drastic action after users posted photos of themselves celebrating Christmas and the New Year – revealing they had “let themselves go”. “We responded to complaints by moving the newly chubby members back to the rating stage. This is the same as having them re-apply,” said Greg Hodge, the managing director.
“Their re-applications were reviewed by existing members and only a few hundred were voted back in. Over 5,000 were rejected.” Most of those expelled came from the US and Canada, but nearly 900 were from Britain.

The social networking site, which boasts 550,000 members worldwide, allows its members to decide on who should be allowed to join. Admission to the site is only allowed after others already accepted vote on a photograph of the applicant and a brief profile. Members of the opposite sex vote “Yes definitely”, “Hmm yes, OK”, “Hmm no, not really” and “NO Definitely NOT” to decide who is allowed into the site. Mr Hodge said the “festive fatties” had become an annual problem. “Every year we see that some of our members from western cultures eat and drink to excess over the holidays and clearly their looks suffer,” he said. “The USA has been grossly over-indulging since Thanksgiving – it’s no wonder that so many members have been expelled from the network. We hope they will be back after shedding the festive pounds. “In the UK and Canada, Christmas and the New Year are all about over-eating, over-drinking and watching TV on the sofa.”

In an attempt to soften the blow to those given the boot, the website sent details of fitness centres where they could work off their holiday excesses. Robert Hintze, founder of BeautifulPeople.com, said: “As a business, we mourn the loss of any member, but the fact remains that our members demand the high standard of beauty be upheld. “Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded.”

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Sarah - posted on 06/29/2010

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i still gqtm everytime I read this thread. Obviously they don't quite understand genetics. Baby making is just so damn hit and miss who knows what you're going to get?
Peronally, i think my lo is the most beautiful, smart, happy baby ever- maybe I should sell her dna? Market her as perfect?

Belinda - posted on 06/29/2010

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Another way to make $....as long as people are willing to buy into it, it'll be around.

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That's just disgusting! We all have different genes and what makes us beautiful is that we are all different. Apart from the fact that two beautiful people can make an ugly baby (not that I've ever seen an ugly baby) but also what is beautiful? Everyone has varying opinions and I've never met a parent who thinks their child isn't beautiful. Anyone who would even consider using this should get a life and stop being so shallow! If you can;t appreciate your children the way they look when they're born then you shouldn;t be having children fullstop!

Kylie - posted on 06/29/2010

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My husband and I are no oil paintings, but everyone always comments on how beautiful our son is!!

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I didn't read the whole thing, but I thought it was very typical for today's society...
What if the donor is a total idiot? Stupid? Or whatever?? All they care about is looks??

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That's ridiculous. Just because you choose a "beautiful" donor doesn't mean your child will end up to your standard of 'beautiful'. These people don't know anything about genetics.

Rosie - posted on 06/28/2010

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i've heard the opposite, that ugly people produce beautiful babies, lol!! in a way i kindof understand it, i see the demand for it. however, i think the only thing that should be known about these donors is their medical history.

Joanna - posted on 06/28/2010

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I mean, looking back at old pictures of my mom and dad, and my husbands mom and dad, we both come from very good looking sets of parents, and then I look at us, and we are both kind of.... meh. Lol. It sucks, but it's true. And naturally I look at the two of us who are not the most attractive, and look at my daughter, and she's pretty freakin gorgeous IMO, haha.

Maybe it's just experience in my case. I look around me and that's what I see, in my family, in my friends, etc.

Jodi - posted on 06/28/2010

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I heard some commentary about that one day Joanna, that the most beautiful people tend to produce ugly babies, LOL. I just figure that someone with sour grapes said that :)

And after all, look at what is happening to pure breed dogs.....narrowing the gene pool isn't exactly working for them :)

Joanna - posted on 06/28/2010

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Just a thought, but have you seen Shiloh Jolie Pitt? She has 2 of the world's most beautiful parents, and is a beautiful girl, but wants to be called John and only wear her brother's clothing. And you know how many beautiful couples out there I see who have not-so-gorgeous kids? Or beautiful babies/children and you look at their parents and wonder where the looks came from? I wish people would just let nature take it's course. It's worked so far. Isn't that how we GOT our Brad Pitts and George Clooneys?

Jodi - posted on 06/28/2010

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OK, so people are judged by a photograph and brief profile? Who is to say that photograph hasn't been photoshopped? Who is to say it is even a photo of the person? And anyone can make up a profile.

Would YOU trust that the sperm was even from a person who looked like that anyway?

I totally agree that it extremely shallow. It really is sending the wrong message. But if the beautiful people only want to social network with one another, well, they deserve one another's shallowness IMO.

Sarah - posted on 06/28/2010

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ROFL!!!
If I were going to purchase sperm, it would be from a MENSA member, not a beautifulpeople.com member! or should i call them shallowpeople.com

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