Pembroke Pines Woman May Be PETA’s ‘Most Beautiful Vegan’

Diana Block Is One of Five Finalists Vying for Top Honors in Group's Annual Contest for the 50+ Set

For Immediate Release:
October 29, 2020

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Pembroke Pines, Fla. – PETA Prime is preparing to crown this year’s Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50—and local financial analyst Diana Block is in the running for the top spot. She beat out entrants from across the country to advance to the final round of five contestants, and visitors to PETA Prime’s website can now help the group select the lucky winner.

Three years ago, the documentary What the Health inspired Block to help stop cruelty to animals and protect her health by going vegan—and she went even further by obtaining a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University.

When she’s not advocating for vegan dining options at her work cafeteria or sending family members delicious vegan meals, Block can be found participating in local animal rights actions, such as campaigning to ban bullhooks (weapons used to cause pain and fear in and to control elephants) and to keep the notorious aquarium chain SeaQuest out of Fort Lauderdale’s Galleria mall.

A former Miss New Jersey Latina, Block loves spiders, black bean tacos, and treating friends and family to her signature vegan Parmesan garlic popcorn.

“Diana Block clearly has a huge heart, because she can’t stand by and watch someone suffer if there’s something she can do to help,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “The finalists in PETA Prime’s Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50 Contest are setting an example for people of all ages by choosing compassion every time they sit down to eat.”

In addition to each sparing the lives of nearly 200 animals each year, vegans are less prone to suffering from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity than meat-eaters are and help prevent future pandemics: SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all infected humans as a result of confining and killing animals for food.

Voting for the finalists to help PETA Prime determine the winner ends on November 11. The group will choose the winner based on several factors, including vote count. See the full contest details here. The winner—who will receive a $125 gift certificate to the PETA Shop and an exclusive profile story on the PETA Prime website—will be notified and announced on November 20.

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 Prime.PETA.org or follow the group on Facebook.

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