Atlanta Army Chemist Is a Finalist in PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegan’ Contest

Arnisha Keaton Will Battle It Out to Take Home Top Honors—and a Tropical Vacation

For Immediate Release:
May 31, 2017

David Perle 202-483-7382

Atlanta – PETA is preparing to crown this year’s Sexiest Vegan Next Door—and 25-year-old Atlanta resident Arnisha Keaton beat out hundreds of other entrants from across the nation to advance to the final round of 10 male and 10 female contestants. Visitors to can now help PETA select the two lucky winners—one man and one woman—who will each receive a free vacation for two to Maui, Hawaii, courtesy of Humane Travel.

Keaton is always on the go—whether in her civilian life as a remote train conductor or in the Army Reserve as a chemist—and she doesn’t hesitate to share vegan meals (and her passion for helping animals) with everyone she meets. She always takes stray animals to a shelter, avoids circuses that use animals, and never wears fur or leather. Plus, she went up her chain of command to get animal-free ready-to-eat meals served during pre-deployment training. A vegetarian since pre-K, she says her energy improved after she went vegan two years ago.

“Everywhere she travels, Arnisha Keaton demonstrates how nutrient-packed vegan meals provide enough energy for even the most active lifestyles,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Each one of the finalists in PETA’s contest is a testament to how sexy vegans are—inside and out.”

Voting for the finalists to help PETA determine whom it should select as the winners ends at 12 noon EDT on June 21. PETA will select the winners based on several factors, including vote count. See the full contest details here. Winners will be notified and announced on June 28.

For more information and to cast your vote, please click here.

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