Girona Woman Is Finalist In PETA Europe’S Sexiest Vegetarian Contest

For Immediate Release:
16 March 2009

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

Girona, Spain – 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. Now 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 24-year-old Girona resident Marina Torres has beaten hundreds of entrants from across Europe to become one of the eight female finalists.

Marina Torres is the singer in the Spanish band The Pepper Pots. She also sings jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel. When she’s not belting out tunes, she works with children and studies biology, which she has already used in caring for sick marine turtles as part of a volunteer project. Marina also likes to dance and is currently learning “Lindy Hop” – swing dancing from the 1930s. With all this exercise, she is glad she has the clarity of mind and body which she gets from her vegetarian diet. Marina is also completely dotty about her adopted dog, Jazz.

“On average, vegetarians are slimmer and healthier than meat-eaters are – 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 Marina’s photo and bio, along with pictures of the seven other hot babes and eight vegetarian hunks selected as finalists, please click here. 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