Meet Tahlia Paris, a 24-year old model from Los Angeles who claims that she got booted from Bumble because she is “too hot.” If this story sounds familiar, that’s because something similar happened to Instagram model Holly Valentine earlier this year, only that happened on Tinder.
It’s hard to believe, but the former Playboy Cybergirl of the Year has been single for four years, and she joined the popular online dating app in the hope of finding love. According to Tahlia, she created a profile with tame photos that downplayed the fact that she’s a total smokeshow.
But instead of matches, Tahlia claims that she received a notification from Bumble a few hours later stating they had removed some of her photos deemed inappropriate. The company said in a statement that profiles cannot include ‘shirtless bathroom mirror selfies’ or photos of people wearing ‘underwear or swimsuits’ indoors.
“The photos I posted very were basic. One was a selfie of myself, one was a picture a friend of mine had taken at the beach. I tried to keep it very PG and not model-esque at all. I wanted guys to not stop at my profile because I’m a professional model but because I was just another average girl looking to date,” said Tahlia.
She even kept her Instagram and everything private on her profile, as she had guys in the past solely try to hook up with her because of her social media presence. “When turned down, a few of their responses were like, ‘But wait, you model for Playboy’ – as if that was something that made it easier to have sex with me.”
You might ask yourself why someone as sexy as Tahlia had to turn to online dating, when she probably gets propositioned every time she walks down the street. “In Los Angeles, everything is completely shut down due to COVID, so I thought I would have better odds finding someone to spend time with on an app rather than hoping to meet someone at the grocery store.”
After all she has been through during her short-lived stint on Bumble, Tahlia is not sure if the dating app world is for her. Then again, I’m guessing her Instagram DMs are overflowing with guys “shooting their shot”, so she shouldn’t have a hard time finding a date. And honestly, if I didn’t live clear across the country, I’d be doing the same thing right about now.
Check out some of our favorite photos of Tahlia Paris from Instagram: