Gay Chicago Man Is Finalist in PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegan Next Door’ Contest

Gay Attorney Sizzles With Plant-Based Boost, Thanks to His Vegan Long-Term Boyfriend

For Immediate Release:
April 22, 2015

Shakira Croce 202-483-7382

Chicago – It’s time for PETA to name this year’s Sexiest Vegan Next Door—and 27-year-old Chicago resident Shane Devins might just take home the title. He beat out hundreds of other entrants from across the U.S. to become one of 10 male 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.”

With the help of his vegan long-term boyfriend, Devins went vegan three years ago and noticed a spike in his energy levels immediately—a boost he puts to good use as a full-time attorney and as an outspoken advocate for animals who attends PETA’s Fur-Free Friday protest in Chicago every year. Fueled by plants, Devins enjoys a throng of active hobbies, including cycling, singing, and playing guitar and basketball.

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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