Meet the UK’s ‘Most Beautiful Vegans Over 50’

Meet the UK’s ‘Most Beautiful Vegans Over 50’

London – After receiving countless entries from courageous and compassionate vegans all over the UK, PETA has selected the eight finalists in its 2021 UK and Ireland’s Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50 Competition, who are making the world a kinder and safer place by keeping animal-derived foods off their plates.

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 a decadent vegan food hamper from Fortnum & Mason, including a bottle of the finest vegan prosecco.

“Each finalist is an inspiration to anyone who wants to explore healthy, humane vegan living,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA looks forward to crowning the Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50 who is setting an example for people of all ages by choosing compassion at every meal.”

Here are this year’s finalists: Paul Collin from Bristol, Clare Wilson from Ipswich, Julie Zirngast from Hitchin, Raksha Shah from Croydon, Vance Harvey, from Leicester, Caroline Evans from Dorking, Steve Byrne from Hatfield, and Sue Milton from Folkestone.

In addition to each sparing nearly 200 animals per year, vegans are less prone to suffering from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity than meat-eaters are and help prevent future epidemics and pandemics. COVID-19 originated in a “wet market”, where live and dead animals were sold for human consumption, and deadly outbreaks of swine flu, avian flu, SARS, HIV, foot-and-mouth disease, mad cow disease, and other diseases have stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.

This year’s winner will be chosen based on several factors, including vote count, and will be announced by 29 August. See the full contest details here.

Photos of the contestants are available here. PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


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