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Written by PETA | February 23, 2009

Judging by the response to our “Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door” contest, neighborhoods across North America are practically infested with nubile young herbivores (I’m sure my neighbors think the same thing every morning when they see me pop out the front door in my footie jammies to grab the paper). Out of hundreds of entries, we’ve narrowed the field down to 32 finalists—16 lovely young ladies and 16 hunks of (veggie) beefcake.

Just to whet your appetite, here are a couple of sample showdowns between some of the finalists:


Sheena Vs Amber


The evil geniuses behind Skinny Bitch have yet another convert in Chicago resident Sheena. Since switching to a vegan diet, Sheena reports that she has lost weight and gained energy and stamina. Maybe it’s just us, but even her smile looks energetic.

A Minnesota resident who was apparently photographed during warmer months, Amber is a professional photographer who volunteers with a local boxer rescue group. She says she loves knowing that, in addition to making her feel stronger both mentally and physically, her vegetarian diet shrinks her carbon footprint.


Nathan Vs Chris


Nathan is an avid weekend warrior who credits his vegetarian diet with improving his performance when skiing and playing tennis, beach volleyball, and soccer. The Toronto resident switched to a vegetarian diet while volunteering to help build a school in Ghana, West Africa (awwww), because he couldn’t bring himself to even think about eating the farmed animals who lived side-by-side with villagers.

A loan-modification specialist, Chris is a hero not only to animals but also to struggling homeowners. What’s not to love? The Oregon native went vegetarian six years ago after reading Diet for a New America by John Robbins and has noticed a marked improvement in his health, including increased stamina, high energy levels, and clear skin.

Post a comment below to let us know who gets your vote—and don’t forget to check out the other contestants here.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Amanda says:

    Thanks to Amber I am have been a vegetarian for 7 months and I couldn’t be happier. She is the sweetest most caring person and I can’t imagine anyone deserving this title more than she does. Because of Amber’s influence and education towards me I have now educated yet another friend to start the vegetarian lifestyle. Amber has started a cycle of loving and caring for animals and the planet that I have never seen before. She is truly the whole package!

  • April says:

    I am curious why you selected men in their 40s 30s and 20s as finalists yet all the women are in their 20s. Surely their were sexy vegetarian women in their 30s and 40s who submitted? This perpetuates the stereotype that older men can be sexy yet only young women are sexy. I also believe vegetarians tend to age better so showing women in their 30s and 40s who are hot would demonstrate that and build an even stronger case for going veg!

  • Christa says:

    GO AMBER! So converted me to vegitarianism over a year ago and I’m forever grateful! Not only is she hot but she’s super sweet and has an amazing heart! TEAM AMBER!! Check out her hubby “MJ” in the guys!

  • Ryan says:

    Go Sheena! That smile is electric!

  • Aneliese says:

    Nathan! I’m a canadian vegetarian too.

  • Joan says:

    Definitely Nathan !!!!!