Pop Star and Gender Equality Activist Wins PETA's Annual Award
For Immediate Release:
June 25, 2015
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Miley Cyrus has been crowned PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2015 after proclaiming on Instagram that there are “[s]o many good plants/fruits/veggies to eat you ain’t gotta eat dead animals!” The “We Can’t Stop” singer publicly revealed to Paper magazine that she wants to set a compassionate and healthy example for her legion of young fans by going vegan. Cyrus edged out more than a dozen other vegetarian and vegan musicians for the title, including Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Ricky Martin, and Prince.
The 22-year-old also considers fish “friends”—not food—and penned a touching tribute about her beloved blowfish, Pablo, after he passed away earlier this year, singing, “On Saturday night, we all went out to eat / But I can never decide, so someone chose sushi / I got soup and I ordered rice / But watching my friends eat my [animal] friends ruined my appetite.”
Cyrus, who recently launched The Happy Hippie Foundation in support of the LGBTQ community, extends her kindness to all animals and is mom to a handful of rescued dogs, a pig, and a kitten.
Previous winners of PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest include Ellen Page, Jared Leto, Kristen Bell, Woody Harrelson, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Olivia Wilde, Carrie Underwood, Natalie Portman, Shania Twain, Leona Lewis, Andre 3000, Tobey Maguire, and Alicia Silverstone.
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