Local Airman Is a Finalist in PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegan’ Contest

Bodybuilder Battles It Out in an Attempt to Take Top Honors—and a Tropical Vacation

For Immediate Release:
April 29, 2019

Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382

Coopersburg, Pa. – PETA is preparing to crown this year’s Sexiest Vegan Next Door—and local Air Force Reserve Airman Guiseppe Troisi has beaten out hundreds of other entrants from across the nation to advance to the final round of 20 contestants. Visitors to PETA.org can now help PETA select the two winners, who will each receive a free vacation for two to Hawaii, courtesy of Humane Travel.

Troisi is an accomplished bodybuilder who was inspired by his mother and sister to go vegan in 2017. Since then, he reports enjoying better digestive health and having more energy. He loves sharing vegan recipes and nutrition tips—especially regarding muscle-building plant protein—with everyone he encounters, and he always takes vegan treats to the hospital staff he meets with during his work in medical-device sales. His prime physical health recently landed him the position of physical training monitor in the Air Force Reserve, and he’s tasked with helping his fellow airmen pass the Air Force’s notoriously stringent fitness test.

“Guiseppe Troisi is a living, breathing example of the strength and vitality that can come from healthy vegan meals,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the finalists in PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Next Door contest prove that there’s nothing sexier than making the world a kinder place.”

Voting to help PETA determine which finalists it should select as the winners ends at 12 noon EDT on May 13. The winners—who will be selected based on several factors, including vote count—will be announced on May 20. This is the first year that the contest is gender neutral. See the full contest details here.

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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