Colchester Woman Is Finalist In PETA’S ‘Sexiest Vegetarian’ Contest
For Immediate Release:
22 August 2011
Sandra Smiley 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]
Colchester – What does Colchester resident Sophie Barrett have in common with Bill Clinton, Alicia Silverstone, Natalie Portman and Joaquin Phoenix? They are all sizzlingly sexy vegans and vegetarians! PETA is now on a mission to find sexy but not-quite-world-famous counterparts to the celebrity vegetarians. Sophie has beaten out hundreds of entrants from across Europe to become one of eight female finalists in PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian contest.
Fourteen years ago, Sophie, who loves cooking, clubbing and cats, swore off meat for good. “The reason I have stayed a vegetarian is because I have learned about the cruel and unimaginable ways animals raised for meat are treated”, she explains. Now, when the part-time model isn’t posing for the camera, she’s whipping up delicious vegetarian dishes for her 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 Sophie’s photo and short bio along with pictures of the other beaus and belles selected as finalists, please click here. People can vote for their favourite contestants to let PETA know which ones they think PETA should choose as the two winners – one male and one female. As well as the finalists’ popularity with voters, in picking the winners PETA will also consider their commitment to the animal rights cause and, of course, how hot they are! The winners – who 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 – will be announced on 24 September.