Lausanne Man Is Finalist In PETA Europe’S Sexiest Vegetarian Contest

For Immediate Release:
12 March 2009

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

Lausanne, Switzerland – 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. 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 22-year-old Lausanne resident Joshua Tyrell has beaten hundreds of entrants from across Europe to become one of the eight male finalists.

Joshua is studying sport at university, and he teaches swimming on the side. In his spare time, the lifelong vegetarian (and now vegan) enjoys break-dancing and skateboarding and likes to indulge his musical side by playing the drums and piano. He is also the ambassador for SOS-Chats, which helps to campaign against the cat fur trade in Switzerland. As if all this weren’t enough, Joshua also speaks three languages: German, French and English.

“On average, vegetarians are slimmer and healthier than meat-eaters – 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 Joshua’s photo and bio, along with pictures of the other seven hot vegetarian hunks selected as finalists, please click here and select the “Male Contestants” tab. 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