Fans Can Help PETA Choose Winners by Voting for Their Favorite Meat-Free Man and Woman on PETA Prime's Website
For Immediate Release:
October 10, 2014
David Perle 202-483-7382
Holmes Beach, Fla. – It’s no secret where sexy celebrities Ellen DeGeneres, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Cromwell get their energy—they all attribute it to going vegan! And it’s their example that inspired PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—to launch its annual Sexiest Vegan Over 50 contest. This year, PETA has narrowed the field down to seven men and seven women—and 61-year-old Holmes Beach resident Ellen Jaffe Jones is among the finalists. The contest is sponsored by PETA Prime—a resource for baby boomers who want to live a healthy, humane, and rewarding life.
“While many baby boomers have had to reach for pills to fight high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and impotence, older vegans tend to be slim, healthy, and energetic,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “One look at PETA’s finalists makes it clear that the only thing sexier than being passionate is being compassionate.”
Jones’ accomplishments are almost too numerous to mention. Previously an Emmy-winning news anchor and investigative reporter, she is now the author of several books, including Paleo-Vegan and Eat Vegan on $4 a Day. She also is a certified personal trainer and running coach, teaches cooking classes at Rollin’ Oats stores, writes a column for Running Journal, and operates her own website, VegCoach.com.
An avid runner, Jones is a medal-winning participant in the Gulf Coast Senior Games and the National Senior Games. She credits her vegan diet with helping her lose 25 pounds and with speeding her recovery from races.
Visitors to PETAPrime.org can see photos of all 14 finalists and cast their votes through October 19. Two winners (one male and one female) will be announced on October 22. PETA will select the winners based on several factors, including vote count, and each winner will receive a three-night stay for two at the beautiful Guatemalan eco-resort Laguna Lodge, 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.