Cheshire Pilot Named UK’s Hottest Vegan

For Immediate Release:

14 August 2018


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


Ciarán O’Shea Will Set Sail on a Luxury European Cruise

Malpas, Cheshire – An impressive combination of charm, animal activism, and compassion has secured Cheshire pilot Ciarán O’Shea, 22, the top honours in PETA’s UK and Ireland’s Hottest Vegan Competition 2018. He has received a trip for two on the luxury five-night Christmas Markets cruise on Germany and Switzerland’s Rhine and Moselle rivers, courtesy of Vegan Travel.

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In addition to making compassionate choices on land, O’Shea fights the good fight in the air while working as a pilot. “I have a job which allows me to meet a lot of people, almost all of whom I talk to about [being vegan],” he says. He’s also encouraging his employer to increase the availability of vegan options on board flights, including by stocking non-dairy milk, and to reduce its plastic use.

“Ciarán O’Shea is living proof that a clear conscience and a compassionate heart are the hidden ingredients of hotness,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA encourages everyone inspired by his integrity and vitality to follow his lead and give going vegan a try.”

PETA selected two winners – one male and one female – based on several factors, including the results of a public vote. See the full contest details here.

O’Shea is available for interviews. For more information and to order a free vegan starter kit or take PETA’s 30-day vegan pledge, please visit