Raleigh Military Police Officer Is a Finalist in PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegan’ Contest

Darren Canfield Will Battle It Out for Top Honors—and a Tropical Vacation

For Immediate Release:
June 6, 2017

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Raleigh, N.C. – PETA is preparing to crown this year’s Sexiest Vegan Next Door—and Army National Guard police officer Darren Canfield 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 PETA.org 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.

Canfield went vegan two years ago to help stop animal suffering and prevent cancer, which runs in his family. He recently became an affiliate of the vegan supplement company Clean Machine, and he enjoys cooking delicious animal-free meals for his friends and family members and showing colleagues that not only is a vegan lifestyle for a soldier possible, it’s also beneficial.

“Darren proves that nourishing plant-based meals are all the fuel that our strong service members need to be in peak condition, and he uses his fit physique and creative cooking skills to inspire others to go cruelty-free,” 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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