It's not funny

Brits 'among world's ugliest'

Britons are among the ugliest people in the world, according to a controversial website that only allows 'beautiful' people to join.

Fewer than one in eight British men and just three in 20 women who have applied to have been accepted, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Existing members of the website rate how attractive potential members are over a 48 hour period, after applicants upload a recent photo and personal profile. Swedish men have proved the most successful, with 65% being accepted, while Norwegian women are considered the most beautiful with 76% making the grade.

Since the website was opened to UK members 295,000 people have applied, with only 35,000 being approved.

The 'elite dating site for beautiful people only' was founded in 2002 in Denmark and went live across the globe last month.

Over the past two weeks, the site has rejected nearly 1.8 million people from 190 countries, admitting just 360,000 new members.

Beautiful People managing director Greg Hodge said: "Asking why British people are doing so badly is a tough question. It hurts me - I'm English.

"I think there is less emphasis on appearance in the UK than overseas. If you go to some countries they are very into how they look - very health and body conscious.

"The UK attitude is a bit more about kicking back and relaxing, and having a few drinks in the pub after work."

Ananova 11/11/2009Categories: Clean, True Stories

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