There are places where the beautiful people hang out, and there are places where the professionally beautiful people hang out.


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Since 2009, Modellounge has provided a place for New York City's working models to relax, network, and kill time between jobs without worrying about unattractive people bothering them. That's because only female models working with one of the city's top agencies can get a membership card.

Bernard Smith, who founded Modellounge in 2009, is very serious about exclusivity. The entrance is inside a modest coffee shop in Union Square, through a doorway simply labeled "lounge." Beyond you'll find an elegant, plush interior, complete with drinks, a fireplace, and Xboxes for the models to enjoy. Even better? Everything is free, thanks to a number of partnerships with companies who, for whatever reason, want to be associated with an endless supply of beautiful women.





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Pretty sweet, right? The only catch is you have to be a model. If you're not a model and you try to get in, chances are you'll find nothing but a meat locker à la Seinfeld.

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Sources: Mashable