Beautiful People managing director Greg Hodge said: "Asking why British people are doing so badly is a tough question. "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.
"Letting unattractive people populate the site would compromise the very concept for which Beautiful was founded," Mr Hodge said.
A SELF-proclaimed "elite" dating website has removed around 3,000 members because they were "letting themselves go".
Beautiful describes itself as the "largest internet dating community exclusively for the beautiful" and puts people's photographs to a members' vote to decide if they are allowed in.
But it has attracted controversy for denying millions of "ugly" people access to the site and claiming to have culled thousands of members for gaining weight.
According to Forbes, details of the breach affecting 1.1 million daters first emerged in December 2015, when said the compromised data had come from a test server, which had been quickly locked down.
Hodge continued that their members, who transform themselves, tell them how their rejection letter was the best thing that could have ever happened to them as their lives were positively enhanced.
He said that to join the site, which has more than 800,000 members worldwide, there is a 48-hour voting period where members of the opposite sex decide whether they are attractive enough to join.
But administrators have now shown that the rigorous 48-hour selection period is not a permanent pass by taking thousands of profiles down, mainly because of weight gain and "graceless ageing".
Genevieve Hodge, who founded the website with her husband Greg, said: "This may sound harsh, and it is the most difficult part of managing the business.
Most of the users removed from the site were from the US but more than 550 from the UK also got the chop.