Boulder Chef May Just Be the ‘Sexiest Vegan Over 50’

Visitors to PETA Prime Can Now Cast Their Votes to Help PETA Pick the Sexiest Meat-Free Man and Woman in the Country

For Immediate Release:
November 4, 2015

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Lakisha Ridley 202-483-7382

Boulder, Colo. – Hollywood and New York City are full of sexy vegan A-listers over 50, from Woody Harrelson and Michelle Pfeiffer to Bill Clinton and Wendy Williams (who just lost 50 pounds on a vegan diet)—but Boulder’s no slouch, either. The city may be home to PETA’s 2015 Sexiest Vegan Over 50. That’s because 67-year-old Ron Pickarski is one of 10 finalists in the annual contest sponsored by PETA Prime—a resource for baby boomers who want to live a healthy, humane, and rewarding life.

“Vegans tend to be slim, healthy, and energetic, so it’s no surprise that older vegans avoid the high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes that plague so many baby boomers,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Each one of PETA’s finalists is sparkling with vitality and compassion for others, and there’s nothing sexier than that.”

Since 1992, Pickarski, a former meat cutter turned 39-year vegan, has served as president of Eco-Cuisine, Inc.—a vegan food-service company that dishes up delicious meat-free foods and offers training for cooks who are eager to boost their vegan credentials in the kitchen. As a professional chef, he has written three vegan cookbooks and taken home seven medals from five total International Culinary Exhibitions. In his free time, he hits the trails near his home, enjoys learning about food philosophy and history, and rushes to the aid of animals in need every chance he gets.

Visitors to PETAPrime.org can see photos of all 10 finalists and cast their votes through November 13. Two winners (one male and one female) will be announced on November 23. PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—will select the winners based on several factors, including vote count. Each winner will receive a PETA photo shoot in Los Angeles and a selection of goodies from the PETA Catalog. See the full contest details here.

For more information, please visit PETAPrime.org.

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