Media Alert: Courtney Stodden to Dish Up Veggie Dogs on Capitol Hill in Lettuce Leaf Bikini

Blonde Bombshell Will Lead PETA's Annual Congressional Veggie Dog Giveaway

For Immediate Release:
July 15, 2014

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Washington – Watch out, Capitol Hill: Here comes Courtney Stodden! The 19-year-old bombshell—a vegetarian and longtime PETA supporter—will wear nothing but strategically placed lettuce leaves on Wednesday as she dishes up free, delicious, heart-healthy veggie dogs at this year’s Congressional Veggie Dog Giveaway, PETA’s answer to the meat industry’s annual Hot Dog Lunch on National Hot Dog Day.

“Going vegetarian made me feel great inside and out, and I’m eager to help PETA inspire people on Capitol Hill to give vegetarian food a try,” Stodden says. “Veggie dogs are delicious and kinder to animals, the environment, and our health than artery-clogging, meaty hot dogs are. The choice is easy to make!”

When:   Wednesday, July 16, noon

Where:  The Rayburn House Office Building courtyard, between South Capitol Street S.E. and First Street S.W. on Independence Avenue S.W., Washington

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