Lueven 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]

Lueven, Belgium – 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 23-year-old Lueven resident Fiona Dewaele has beaten hundreds of entrants from across Europe to become one of the eight female finalists.

Fiona is a student and part-time model who loves films, books, museums and her adopted cat, Faust. Fiona grew up on a farm surrounded by livestock but rejected meat that ended up on her dinner plate. As a young girl, she came to the conclusion that it is wrong to eat any animal. Her turning point in going vegetarian was seeing a PETA documentary about foie gras. Since then, her taste buds have awakened to new vegetarian foods, and she has seen her cholesterol improve a lot.

“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 Fiona’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