Pilot and Lifestyle Blogger Named UK’s Hottest Vegans

For Immediate Release:

13 August 2018


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


Ciarán O’Shea and Cath Kendall Will Each Set Sail on a Luxury European Cruise

London – An impressive combination of charm, animal activism, and compassion has secured Ciarán O’Shea, 22, and Cath Kendall, 29, the top honours in PETA’s UK and Ireland’s Hottest Vegan Competition 2018. Both winners will receive a trip for two on the luxury five-night Christmas Markets cruise on Germany and Switzerland’s Rhine and Moselle rivers, courtesy of Vegan Travel.

Additional photos of O’Shea are available here and here, and additional photos of Kendall are available here, here, and here.

In addition to making compassionate choices on land, O’Shea fights the good fight in the air while working as a pilot. “I have a job which allows me to meet a lot of people, almost all of whom I talk to about [being vegan],” he says. He’s also encouraging his employer to increase the availability of vegan options on board flights, including by stocking non-dairy milk, and to reduce its plastic use.

Kendall, a support worker, spends her free time getting involved in animal rights activism, blogging about cruelty-free living, and cuddling her adorable dog, Walter. She went vegan the day she found out what cows go through in order for us to drink their milk.

“Our two winners are living proof that a clear conscience and a compassionate heart are the hidden ingredients of hotness,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA encourages everyone inspired by their integrity and vitality to follow their lead and give going vegan a try.”

O’Shea and Kendall are available for interviews.

PETA selected the winners based on several factors, including the count of a public vote. See the full contest details here. For more information and to order a free vegan starter kit or take PETA’s 30-day vegan pledge, please visit PETA.org.uk.