PETA’S Annual ‘Hottest Vegetarian Alive’ Online Poll Begins This Week

For Immediate Release:
13 August 2003

Alka Chandna 757-622-7382 Ext 536;
[email protected]

Mumbai – Despite facing stiff competition from hotties like John Abraham, Bryan Adams, Pamela Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix and Diya Mirza, Bollywood made a clean sweep of last year’s inaugural online poll conducted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) when more than 15,000 visitors to crowned actors Amitabh Bachchan and Esha Deol the ‘Hottest Vegetarians Alive’. This year’s contest promises to be even steamier than last year’s. Hot on the heels of our hot-vegetarian reigning royals are supermodels Yana Gupta and Christy Turlington, musicians Sir Paul McCartney and Shania Twain, actors Richard Gere, R. Madhavan, Aditi Govitrikar and Mahima Chaudhary, designer Stella McCartney (Sir Paul’s talented daughter) and many more.

Why are vegetarians hot and meat-eaters not? There’s nothing beautiful about the heart attacks, strokes, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cancer and other diseases associated, in study after study, with eating flesh. Some of our nominees show that, even into their 50s and 60s, a vegetarian diet keeps them trim and attractive. Also, vegetarians have a performance advantage in the bedroom: The artery-clogging fat and cholesterol found in meat and other animal products impedes the flow of blood to all the body’s organs, not just the heart. To add insult to injury, a recent medical study has shown that people who eat meat exude an unpleasant odour through their pores, while vegetarians smell sweet!

‘There’s no hotter combination than passion and compassion’, says PETA Director of Asian Campaigns, Poorva Joshipura. ‘The trend toward a healthy and kind vegetarian lifestyle is starting to spread to every corner of the country.’

For more information and to vote, please visit