Orange County Doctor Is a Finalist in PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegan’ Contest

Angie Sadeghi Will Battle It Out to Take Home Top Honors—and a Tropical Vacation

For Immediate Release:
June 5, 2017

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Orange County, Calif. – PETA is preparing to crown this year’s Sexiest Vegan Next Door, and Dana Point gastroenterologist Angie Sadeghi beat out hundreds of other entrants from across the nation to advance to the final round of 10 male and 10 female contestants. Visitors to can now help PETA select the two lucky winners—one man and one woman—who will each receive a free vacation for two to Maui, Hawaii, courtesy of Humane Travel.

A longtime vegetarian, Angie went vegan three years ago to benefit her health and reduce animal suffering. She specializes in digestive issues and recommends a plant-based diet to many of her patients—helping about one person a month go vegan and many more get off medication for cholesterol, diabetes, and blood pressure.

“Angie uses her solid training as a physician, her compassionate heart, and her enviable figure to share the benefits of vegan eating with others,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Each one of the finalists in PETA’s contest is a testament to how sexy vegans are, inside and out.”

Voting for the finalists to help PETA determine whom it should select as the winners ends at 12 noon EDT on June 21. PETA will select the winners based on several factors, including vote count. See the full contest details here. Winners will be notified and announced on June 28.

For more information and to cast your vote, please click here.

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