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PETA Launches Contest To Find The Sexiest Vegan In The UK And Ireland

For Immediate Release:

11 March 2014

Contact:

Ben Williamson 020 7837 6327, ext 229; BenW@peta.org.uk

One Man and One Woman Will Win a Two-Day Getaway in the Lake District

London – The celebrity world certainly has its share of sexy vegans, including Leona Lewis, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Jared Leto and Joaquin Phoenix, but PETA wants to recognise all of the everyday people in the UK and Ireland who've said farewell to unhealthy meat, eggs and dairy products. That's why the group has just launched its 2014 Sexiest Vegan UK and Ireland contest, giving every person who has made the smart decision to go vegan a chance to shine. Two winners (one male and one female) will each receive a night for two and lunch at the beautiful Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel in Grasmere, Cumbria, plus a vegan dinner for two at Cumbria's elegant Zeffirellis restaurant.

"Compassion for others is not only a sign of strength but also a big turn-on", says PETA's Yvonne Taylor. "Everyone who enters this contest is already a winner because they know that the best thing that people can do for animals, the planet and their own health is to go vegan."

In addition to saving animals' lives, people go vegan for a variety of reasons, including the fact that vegans tend to be fitter and trimmer than meat-eaters, which makes them more attractive, too. Also, raising animals for food is a leading cause of water consumption and pollution, land degradation and greenhouse-gas emissions.

Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. The entry round ends at 3 pm on 27 March 2014. Vegans can enter the contest using this online form. The finalists – four men and four women – will be notified and featured on PETA's websites by noon on 2 April. Voting on the finalists to help PETA determine the winners will run from 2 to 11 April. Winners will be chosen by PETA based on several factors, including vote count, and will be announced on 15 April. See the full contest details here.

Last year's winners, Laura Dalton, from Dublin, and Toby Channon, from Hertfordshire, are available for interview.

For more information and to enter, please visit PETA.org.uk or click here.

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