Bodypainted Irish Beauty Rosanna Davison is 'Lady in Green'
For Immediate Release:
14 March 2014
Ben Williamson +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; BenW@peta.org.uk
Former Miss World Teams Up With PETA for Pro-Vegan Message Ahead of St Paddy's Day
Dublin – Wearing green bodypaint – and little else – Rosanna Davison, daughter of "Lady in Red" singer Chris de Burgh, shows off her stunning plant-fuelled body in new photos released just in time for St Patrick's Day. Painted, courtesy of make-up artist Shima Mistry, as a sexy leprechaun lady while holding a sign that proclaims, "Kiss Me. I'm Vegan!" the certified nutritionist is spreading the word that one of the best ways to stay healthy, slim and energised is by going vegan. The photos are available here and here. (Please credit the image with "© Marc O'Sullivan/PETA.")
"Vegan meals are packed with nutrients and free of unhealthy animal fat and cholesterol, so they're a great way to keep your weight down and your energy up", Davison says. "The best thing to do for your health and for animals is to go vegan – for St Patrick's Day and every day!"
PETA US' website includes an array of "veganised" recipes for St Paddy's Day, including Irish classics such as shepherd's pie, colcannon, brown bread and more.
In addition to being, on average, slimmer than meat-eaters are, vegans are less prone to cancer, heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Vegan meals are "greener", too, as the meat industry is a leading cause of the greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change. And of course, each vegan saves many animals a year from extreme suffering on factory farms, in abattoirs and on the decks of fishing boats.
Davison is part of a growing list of celebrities – including Pamela Anderson, Alicia Silverstone, Casey Affleck, Paul McCartney, Joaquin Phoenix, John Bishop and Emily Deschanel – who have teamed up with PETA and its affiliates to promote healthy, humane, meat-free meals.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.