Kristen Carmichael discovered she didn't fit the clothing store's self-described "sexy, effortless style" when she was pulled from a sales position on the floor of the North Park Center store and shoved back to the stockroom to fold clothes.
This was after they'd rated her face....
Sales people function as the store's advertising and are handpicked by current employees, said Joshuah Welch, a 26-year-old Dallas resident, who was hired two weeks ago as a manager and told to recruit people who walked into the store looking "all-American, clean, wholesome, or the girl or boy next door." He said stocking employees, on the other hand, are told not to speak to customers.
"It's a hierarchy of hotness," he said....
A weekly "secret shopper" evaluation posted in the back room also focuses on appearance. Employees receive one point for a "yes" to the questions, "Was the person in the women's front room attractive?" and "Was the cashier attractive?"Because, you know, beauty is not in the eye of the beholder.
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By the way, that "hierarchy of hotness" guy? Here's his MySpace page.
Bonus footage! His way gay Big Brother interview: