Edinburgh Woman Is Finalist In PETA Europe’S Sexiest Vegetarian Contest

For Immediate Release:
16 March 2009

Sam Glover 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Edinburgh, Scotland – What do buff Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis and stunning British singing sensation Leona Lewis have in common? They are the reigning king and queen of PETA US’ annual Sexiest Vegetarian Alive contest. Now PETA Europe has expanded its own contest to include people who aren’t world-famous yet – although they could be if they were to win – and 26-year-old Edinburgh resident Clare Martin has beaten hundreds of entrants from across Europe to become one of the eight female finalists.

Clare is a singer and music teacher who considers chocolate to be one of the best things on Earth. Her boyfriend loves her vegetarian cooking so much that he has given up cruelly produced products like foie gras and now truly cares about the welfare of all animals. One of Clare’s biggest turnoffs is steak, and she says, “The way to my heart is definitely through my stomach, and in this stomach, there’s no room for food with a face”. Since going vegan, Clare believes that she has more energy, sleeps better and has an improved complexion. She enjoys cooking for her friends, doing yoga, making the best mixed CDs in the world and looking after her adorable dog, Belle.

“On average, vegetarians are slimmer and healthier than meat-eaters are – and that makes them sexier too”, says PETA Europe Director Robbie LeBlanc. “One look at our radiant line-up of sexy vegetarian finalists and it’s clear that they’re all winners.”

To see Clare’s photo and bio, along with pictures of the seven other hot babes and eight vegetarian hunks selected as finalists, please click here. Following four rounds of head-to-head matchups, the winners – who will each spend a weekend in the beautiful Lake District courtesy of the Lancrigg Vegetarian Country House Hotel – will be announced on 2 April.

For more information and to vote in the contest, please visit PETA.org.uk.