I did my makeup painstakingly, straightened my hair which always takes forever because my hair is huge, put on that too-sexy-for-me outfit. It was so painfully obvious that I felt like just going home.
"I mean you walk out your door and there's supermodels walking down the street," she said.
"I'm not used to that, and so I was definitely intimidated." She joined the website and has since dated two men there.
Hodge is a former nightclub owner from London who is now managing director for Beautiful People.com, a website he took global five years ago.
To become a member of the site, applicants must submit a photo and profile and be voted beautiful enough by a majority of members from the opposite sex. The site now claims over 750,000 members around the world who pay monthly subscriptions that average around $15-$16.
She became a member of Beautiful after moving to Los Angeles from Connecticut.
"I just feel like I started off out here very insecure in LA," she said.
I am not overweight, actually in better shape than most women my age, I dress well, I am great with makeup. Only one of us 6 girls had cash, and she only had enough to cover two people.
A friend was celebrating her 21st, and it was also the weekend after a long week of brutal exams. Because I don't often go clubbing, I really tried this night to look nice. One by one my friends were let in and they waited on the other side of the door until everyone got through.
He started dancing with me, but the whole time he seemed really distracted.
Not once did he really look at my face, he was kinda looking around the club the whole time, like he was browsing the scene for another, more attractive girl he could bounce to. He peaced out without a word, and I saw him dancing a few minutes later with a very attractive brunette.
He's also expanding the brand by hosting special Beautiful People events, where production companies, modeling agencies, and casting directors come looking for talent.