Meet the ‘Most Beautiful Vegans Over 50’ in the UK and Ireland

For Immediate Release:

27 August 2020


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Meet the ‘Most Beautiful Vegans Over 50’ in the UK and Ireland

Finalists in PETA Contest Will Battle for Top Honours and a Vegan Tasting Menu for Two at Gauthier Soho

London – After being flooded with entries from valiant and vibrant vegans all over the British Isles, PETA has selected the 12 finalists in its 2020 UK and Ireland’s Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50 Competition, who are proving that there’s nothing more attractive than compassion. Photographs and biographies of all the finalists are available here.

The esteemed winner of the contest a twist on PETA’s popular Hottest Vegan competition will receive an award-winning “Les Plantes” vegan tasting menu for two at top London restaurant Gauthier Soho.

“This contest honours the venerable vegans who are living, breathing examples of beauty, inside and out,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “All the finalists of PETA’s Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50 competition are setting an admirable example of compassion for younger generations to follow.”

Here are this year’s finalists: Charles Vincent and Michelle O’Mahoney, both from London; Carole Grant, from Ballymena; Lorri Delahunty, from Worcester; David Finney, from Brighton; Marzena Spiewak, from Warwick; Susan Leeming, from Norwich; Julie Stewart, from Horsham; Des Butt, from West Bury; Karl Fogg, from Fleetwood; Sandra Strathie, from Dundee; and Elizabeth Crampton, from Bradford.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that COVID-19 originated in a “wet market”, where live and dead animals were sold for human consumption. Deadly outbreaks of swine flu, avian flu, SARS, HIV, foot-and-mouth disease, mad cow disease, and other zoonotic diseases have stemmed from capturing wild animals or farming animals for food.

In addition to each saving the lives of nearly 200 animals every year, people who go vegan could very well be extending their own lives, too, as vegans are less prone to suffering from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity and are, on average, fitter and trimmer than meat-eaters are.

This year’s winner will be chosen based on several factors, including vote count, and will be announced by 11 September. See the full contest details here.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview – offers a free vegan starter kit, available here, full of recipes, tips, and more.

All finalists are available for interviews. For more information and to vote in the contest, please visit