Who Are the ‘Hottest Vegans’ in the UK and Ireland?

For Immediate Release:

30 July 2018


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


Finalists in PETA Contest Will Battle for Top Honours and a Luxury European Cruise

London – After accepting entries from sexy vegans all over the British Isles, PETA has narrowed the UK and Ireland’s Hottest Vegan Competition 2018 down to 16 finalists who are proving that there’s nothing more attractive than compassion. Photographs and biographies of all the finalists are available here.

The two winners of the annual contest – modelled, in part, after PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities contest, which has honoured Leona Lewis, John Bishop, Thandie Newton, David Haye, and many others – will each 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.

“There’s nothing sexier than someone who is committed to helping animals and the environment, and it doesn’t hurt that vegans are, on average, healthier and more energetic than their meat-eating peers,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Each one of the finalists in PETA’s contest is a living example of the strength and vitality that can come from vegan eating.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals every year daily suffering and a terrifying death in the 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 are less prone to suffering from cancer, diabetes, and obesity and are, on average, fitter and trimmer than meat-eaters.

This year’s finalists are Katie Crisp, 26, and Kirsten McLeod both from Edinburgh; Cath Kendall, 29, from the West Midlands; Elisa Farias, from Cork; Krystal Gavigan, from Leighton Buzzard; Alexandra Lacey, 19, from Norfolk; Kimberley Goddard, from Hampshire; George Sear, 20, from Leigh-on-Sea; Vincent Azzopardi, 30, from Burton-on-Trent; Ben Brownsell, from Cambridge; Matthew Parkin, 26, from Southampton; Ciaran O’Shea, 22, from Cheshire; Kieran Sullivan, 25, from Brighton; and Nuria Molins Larripa, 22; David Achard, 28; and Jose Sanchez, 35, all from London.

A new PETA video shares the “Hottest Vegan” journey of last year’s winners, East Sussex power couple Casey Rider, a charity worker, and Mark Goodwin, a fitness instructor, who are both available for interviews. This year’s winners will be chosen based on several factors, including vote count, and will be announced by 13 August. See the full contest details here.

All the finalists are available for interviews. For more information and to vote in the contest, please visit PETA.org.uk.