Charlotte Woman Is Finalist in PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegan Next Door’ Contest

Plant-Fueled Doctor and Fitness Model Encourages Patients to Choose Healthy Vegan Meals

For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2015

Shakira Croce 202-483-7382

Charlotte, N.C. – It’s time for PETA to name this year’s Sexiest Vegan Next Door—and 43-year-old Charlotte resident Dr. Harriet Davis might just take home the title. She beat out hundreds of other entrants from across the U.S. to become one of 10 female contestants to advance to the final round. Visitors to can now help PETA decide whom it should pick as the two lucky winners—one male and one female—who will each receive a free vacation for two to Maui, Hawaii, courtesy of Humane Travel.

“All of PETA’s finalists are as attractive on the inside as they are on the outside, thanks to their decision to choose meals that are kind to animals, the planet, and their health,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “On average, vegans are fitter and trimmer than meat-eaters are—and of course, they spare the lives of more than 100 animals every year.”

As a competitive bikini model and board-certified family and sports medicine physician, Dr. Davis is living proof of the energy and fitness that comes with decades of meat-free eating. On her aptly named blog, Vegan Bikini Doc, Dr. Davis shares her favorite healthy vegan recipes with readers. And at her medical practice, she shares with patients how plant-based meals can help prevent a wide variety of health conditions, including obesity and heart disease. When she’s not working out and helping others stay fit and healthy, Dr. Davis loves traveling, shopping, and exploring vegan-friendly restaurants around Charlotte.

Voting for the finalists to help PETA determine whom it should select as the winners ends at noon EDT on May 1. PETA will select the winners based on several factors, including vote count. See the full contest details here. Winners will be notified and announced by May 6.

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

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