The Search is on for the ‘Hottest Vegans’ in the UK and Ireland

For Immediate Release:

1 June 2017


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


Winners of PETA’s Annual Contest Will Each Receive an Eight-Course Gourmet Vegan Meal for Two at Gauthier Soho

London – Who is the sexiest vegan of them all? Starting today, PETA’s UK and Ireland’s Hottest Vegan Competition 2017 is open for submissions. Modelled after PETA US’ Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest – which has featured Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Thandie Newton, David Haye, and many others – the annual competition seeks to recognise the gorgeous men and women who are proving that there’s nothing more attractive than compassion.

Each winner – one man and one woman – will receive an eight-course vegan taster menu for two at top London restaurant Gauthier Soho.

“A trim body, a healthy heart, and a clear conscience are just some of the benefits of eating vibrant plant-based meals,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Everyone who enters PETA’s annual contest is a testament to how sexy vegans are, inside and out.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that each person who goes vegan spares many animals every year daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s industrialised meat, egg, and dairy industries. While vegans have big hearts, studies show that they have healthier ones, too: in addition to slashing their risk of developing heart disease, they’re less prone to suffering from cancer, diabetes, and obesity and, on average, fitter and trimmer than meat-eaters are.

Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. The entry round ends on 13 July. By 18 July, PETA will announce the top finalists – to be determined by a PETA panel – and voting will open to the public to help the group determine whom it should select as the winners. The winners will be chosen based on several factors, including vote count, and will be announced by 4 August. See the full contest details here.

Last year’s winners, Stefanie Moir from Glasgow and Anthony Welsh from Newcastle, are available for interviews.

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