Salisbury 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]

Salisbury, Wiltshire – 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 20-year-old Salisbury resident Beth Coldridge has beaten hundreds of entrants from across Europe to become one of the eight female finalists.

Beth is a drama student and cheerleader who enjoys dancing, singing and acting. The “final straw” that caused her to go vegetarian two years ago was when, at a restaurant, her parents ordered a lobster, who was alive when brought to the table before being taken away to be cooked. Since kicking the meat habit, she reports that she is more toned and energetic and has heaps more stamina than before, which is essential for dancing and her favourite sports, including snowboarding, rugby and skiing. In fact, she has so much energy that she is always the first person on the dance floor and the last to leave!

“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 Beth’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