Let the Search Begin: Are You the ‘Sexiest Vegan Next Door’?

Winners of PETA's Annual Compassion Contest Will Each Receive a Free Trip for Two to Hawaii

For Immediate Release:
March 5, 2020

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – Who’s the sexiest vegan of them all? Starting today, PETA’s 2020 Sexiest Vegan Next Door competition is open for submissions. Modeled after PETA’s iconic Sexiest Vegan Celebrity and Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities contests—whose many past winners include Alex Morgan, Kyrie Irving, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ava , and Jhené Aiko—the annual competition pays tribute to the unique individuals who are living proof that there’s nothing more attractive than compassion.

Each of the two winners will receive a trip for two to Hawaii, courtesy of Humane Travel.

“There’s no one sexier than someone who’s passionate about saving animals and the planet,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Next Door Contest recognizes the everyday superstars who are making the world a kinder place each time they sit down to eat.”

Each person who goes vegan dramatically reduces their carbon footprint and spares nearly 200 animals a year daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s meat, fish, egg, and dairy industries. While vegans have big hearts, studies show that they have healthier ones, too: In addition to having a reduced risk of developing heart disease, vegans are less prone to suffering from cancer, diabetes, and obesity than meat-eaters are.

Entrants must be U.S. residents and at least 22 years of age. Previous finalists and winners are ineligible to enter. The entry round ends on March 30. On April 20, PETA will announce the 20 finalists—to be determined by a PETA panel—and voting will open to the public to help determine the winners, who will be revealed on May 18. The group will choose them based on several factors, including vote count. See the full contest details here.

Past winners include Jasmine Nakasone, a licensed vocational nurse and popular vegan lifestyle blogger, and New York–based firefighter and five-time Ironman finisher Kevin Duffy. Other winners are profiled here—and PETA offers a free vegan starter kit for those interested in taking the plunge.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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