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The Race Is On—Winners of PETA National Contest Will Head to Maui
For Immediate Release:May 11, 2011
Contact:Kristin Richards 202-483-7382
Silver Spring, Md. — The competition to be named PETA's Sexiest
Vegetarian Next Door is heating up, and 22-year-old Silver Spring resident Udara
Perera may just take home the grand prize. That's because Perera has beaten
out hundreds of other entrants from across the U.S. to become one of 10 female
contestants to advance to the final round in PETA's contest. Two winners (one
female and one male) will be crowned PETA's Sexiest Vegetarians, and each will
win a free trip to Maui.
"On average, vegetarians are slimmer and healthier than
meat-eaters are—and they save more than 100 animals a year from factory
farms, slaughterhouses, and fishing nets," says PETA Executive Vice
President Tracy Reiman. "One look at our radiant finalists proves that
there's nothing sexier than compassion."
Perera went vegetarian about five years ago after the death
of her beloved grandfather (a vegetarian) and learning about the horrors of
factory farms and slaughterhouses. She is a medical receptionist and model and
shares her home with her adopted dog, Meiko. While in college at the University
of Maryland–Baltimore County (UMBC), Perera helped the student group UMBC
Vegetarians develop a pamphlet that listed all the vegetarian and vegan dining
options on campus.
To see photos and read bios of Perera and the other sexy
vegetarian finalists, please click
here. The second round of voting ends May 23, and the two winners will
be announced on May 31. Each winner will spend seven nights in beautiful Maui,
courtesy of the PETA Member Advantage Program.
For more information
and to vote in the contest, please visit PETA.org
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.