Alicia Silverstone, Kristen Wiig, and Russell Brand Among Nominees on peta2.com
For Immediate Release:
July 31, 2013
Shakira Croce 202-483-7382
Los Angeles — The folks at PETA have proclaimed Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard 2013’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities—but what about peta2, PETA’s youth division? Young people are flocking to peta2.com to cast their votes and help peta2 decide whom it should name as the winners of peta2’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity 2013 contest. This year’s teen-friendly nominees include heavy metal rockers, MMA fighters, drag queens, and a whole host of Hollywood favorites. The winners—one male and one female—will be announced August 19.
This year’s winners could be film stars such as Anne Hathaway, Alicia Silverstone, Kristen Wiig, Natalie Portman, or Jason Schwartzman, or top honors could go to TV’s Daniella Monet, Tia Mowry, or Rocsi Diaz. Big Bang Theory costars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco could sweep the male and female categories, or it could come down to a run-off between country starlets Carrie Underwood and Kellie Pickler. And when it comes to double threats, actor and musician Jared Leto faces fierce competition from comedian and actor Russell Brand.
Many of these hot herbivores went vegetarian or vegan out of concern for animals, as Natalie Portman did. “Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to or kill other living beings,” she says. “That is why I eat the way I do.” Others—such as Tia Mowry—eat vegan to help their health. “The more you learn about the benefits of being vegan, the more you become alive,” Mowry says. “Not only am I helping myself and helping many animals out there, I’m helping my environment.”
Other nominees include alt-music favorites Anti-Flag and Rise Against, No Doubt’s Tony Kanal, MMA fighters Jake Shields and Mac Danzig, hip-hop heiress Angela Simmons, stuntman Steve-O, and drag superstar Sharon Needles, among others.
Previous winners of peta2’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest include Renee Olstead, Davey Havok, Gabe Saporta, Christofer Drew, and Olivia Wilde.
Voting to help peta2 pick the winners ends on August 16. Winners will be chosen by peta2 based on several factors, including vote count, and announced on August 19. For more information, please visit peta2.com.