Newport Woman is Finalist in PETA’s ‘Hottest Vegan’ Competition

For Immediate Release:

20 July 2017

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Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; Jenn[email protected]

NEWPORT WOMAN 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

Newport, Isle of Wight– What does Newport native Misti Lekimenju have in common with Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, and Ariana Grande? They’re all sizzling, sexy vegans! The 19-year-old beat out numerous other entrants to become one of seven female finalists in PETA’s UK and Ireland’s Hottest Vegan Competition 2017.

Photos are also available here and here

Isle of Wight-born Lekimenju is the daughter of a Masai warrior. She was inspired to go vegan after taking a job as a health-food sales assistant and learning about how healthy vegan eating can be. “I encourage everyone to try a vegetarian or vegan diet wherever I go,” she says.

“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.

Lekimenju is available for interviews. For more information and to vote in the contest, please visit PETA.org.uk.

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