Ilford Man is Finalist in PETA’s ‘Hottest Vegan’ Competition
For Immediate Release:
20 July 2017
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
ILFORD MAN IS FINALIST IN PETA’S ‘HOTTEST VEGAN’ COMPETITION
Winners of Annual Contest Will Receive an Eight-Course Gourmet Vegan Meal for Two at Gauthier Soho
Ilford, East London – What does Ilford native Joshua Grierson have in common with Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto, and David Haye? They’re all sizzling, sexy vegans! The 24-year-old beat out numerous other entrants to become one of seven male finalists in PETA’s UK and Ireland’s Hottest Vegan Competition 2017.
Grierson is a law student from East London. He went vegan after witnessing dog slaughter in China. “I finally had made the connection between animals we call pets and animals that are served as food,” he says of his experience. He uses Instagram to show that vegans can be fit and strong, and he offers advice and tasty recipes to those who want them.
“Vegans are, on average, slimmer and healthier and have more energy than their meat-eating peers – plus, there’s nothing hotter than compassion,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Each one of the finalists in PETA’s contest is a testament to how sexy vegans are – inside and out.”
To see photographs and biographies of all the belles and beaux selected as finalists, click here. You can vote for your favourite contestants – one man and one woman – to let PETA know whom you think it should select as the winners. Each winner – one man and one woman – will receive an eight-course vegan taster menu for two at top London restaurant Gauthier Soho.
Voting on the finalists to help PETA determine the winners will run until 28 July. Winners will be chosen by PETA based on several factors, including vote count, and will be announced by 4 August. See the full contest details here.
Grierson is available for interviews. For more information and to vote in the contest, please visit PETA.org.uk.