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 15, 2014
Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382
Milford, Ohio – 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 56-year-old Milford resident Barbara Jean Hunter 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.”
Hunter has been vegan for more than 30 years. She and her husband are now retired, but they used to own and operate a vegan juice bar. And they still supply a number of customers in the tri-state area with fresh organic wheatgrass and sprouts. In addition to cooking delicious vegan meals, Hunter enjoys walking and practicing yoga in her spare time. “To be healthy is sexy, and that is what I strive for,” she says. “You don’t have anything without your health.” Hunter eagerly shares with friends, family, and neighbors the benefits of vegan eating, and she says that people have told her that the information she provides has changed the way they eat.
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.