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Fans Can Help PETA Pick a Winner by Voting for Their Favorites on PETA Prime's Website
For Immediate Release:October 4, 2011
Contact:Adam Miller 202-483-7382
West Palm Beach, Fla. — What do Prince, Sir Paul
McCartney, and Ellen DeGeneres have in common? Besides their
enduring star power, they're all sexy vegetarians who just happen to be over
50. Their sizzling example is what inspired PETA to expand its popular series
of Sexiest Vegetarian contests to include the over-50 set. After receiving
hundreds of entries from across the U.S. for its 2011 Sexiest Vegetarian
Over 50 contest, PETA has narrowed the field down to six men and six
women—and 50-year-old West Palm Beach resident Paul Fisher and
51-year-old Delray Beach resident Bianca Rose are among the finalists.
The contest is sponsored by PETA Prime—a resource for baby boomers on
how to live a healthy, humane, and rewarding life.
"Unlike many of their peers who are on medication for
high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and impotence, older
vegetarians tend to be slim and healthy—and that makes them sexier too," says
PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "One look at our radiant
finalists and it's clear that their vegetarian diets have already made all of
A mother of five grown children, Rose went vegetarian 33
years ago and then went vegan when she decided animals didn't deserve to have
their lives taken from them solely for her pleasure. Now, Rose eats mainly
whole foods, such as fruits and vegetables—she says that nothing compares to a
delicious, juicy, tree-ripened mango. She loves to speak up on behalf of
animals and is learning to use Facebook to spread the word about her healthy,
humane vegan diet.
When Fisher was 19, he was a state park and forest officer,
an EMT, and a college student majoring in zoology. Between his
academic studies and responding to medical emergencies, he came to recognize
"meat" as having the same flesh, veins, and tissue that humans have,
and he immediately decided to go vegetarian. Now, this accomplished martial
artist and successful art dealer is a member of several wildlife conservation
organizations, and when he's not traveling around the world, he is the
"go-to guy" when his friends and family find injured animals.
Fisher's and Rose's photos and bios—along with profiles of
the other vegetarian vixens and herbivorous hunks who were selected as
finalists—are available at PETAPrime.org.
Voting to help PETA determine the winners will end on October 17 at 12 noon ET.
Two winners (one female and one male) will be announced on October 24. Winners
will be decided based on four factors: the finalists' total number of votes,
their enthusiasm in promoting their entry, their potential to reach a large
audience, and PETA's assessment of their physical attractiveness. Each winner will
receive a $125 gift certificate toward a purchase from PETA's catalog
merchandise as well as a copy of Michael Feinstein's American Songbook
For more information and to vote to help PETA choose the
winners of the contest, please visit PETAPrime.org.
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