Belfast Woman Reaches Final Four In PETA’S ‘Sexiest Vegetarian In Europe’ Contest

For Immediate Release:
2 September 2011

Sandra Smiley 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Belfast – As part of its Sexiest Vegetarian in Europe contest, PETA has been searching for the continent’s cutest and most compassionate people. Belfast resident Nicola Ward has beaten out hundreds of entrants from across Europe to become one of just four remaining female finalists.

Nicola gave up meat in 2005 after seeing video footage of a pig factory farm and went vegan two years later. “It is … the most important and greatest decision I have ever made”, she explains, as going meat-free not only cleared her conscience but also improved her health. The former ballerina is now a busy business consultant who, when not in the office, is whipping up delicious vegan food for family and friends.

“On average, vegetarians are healthier and have more energy than meat-eaters – and that makes them sexier too”, says PETA Special Projects Coordinator Abi Izzard. “One look at our radiant line-up of compassionate, sexy vegetarian finalists and it’s clear that they’re all winners.”

To see Nicola’s photo and short bio, along with pictures of the other beaus and belles selected as finalists, please click here. PETA will determine the two winners – one male and one female – based on the finalists’ popularity with voters, their commitment to the animal rights cause and, of course, how hot they are! The winners will each receive a bundle of prizes from some of the UK’s top ethical companies – such as The Throw Company, Vintage Roots, The Redwood Wholefood Company, Bulldog and Bourgeois Bohème – after they are announced on 26 September.