Glasgow 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]

Glasgow, 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 20-year-old Glasgow resident Helen Winters has beaten hundreds of entrants from across Europe to become one of the eight female finalists.

Helen is an award-winning dancer with an ambition to become a contortionist, and she works fulltime in childcare. Her vegan lifestyle plays a huge part in her favourite physical activities – mountain biking, hill climbing and kayaking – and she finds that her healthy diet helps her stay in great shape. She spent most of her life in Ireland then moved to Glasgow more than two years ago. Helen is very protective of her “suitcase full of junk”, which she uses for arts and crafts, and she loves going to comedy clubs and jazz bars.

“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 Helen’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