The Race Is On to Crown PETA’s ‘Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50’

For Immediate Release:
October 30, 2020

David Perle 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – Who will be named the Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50 by PETA Prime? Five finalists beat out entrants from across the country to vie for the title, and visitors to PETA Prime’s website can now help the group select the lucky winner, who will receive a $125 gift certificate to the PETA Shop (to buy animal-friendly holiday gifts!) and an exclusive profile story on the PETA Prime website (because who doesn’t want to brag?).

The finalists include an 81-year-old retired teacher, a former pageant winner (Miss New Jersey Latina 1993) who studies nutrition in her spare time so she can help her friends and family go vegan, and a bodybuilding opera singer who wows his music students with his plant-powered physique. More information about all the finalists is available here.

“A healthier heart and a cleaner conscience are just some of the beautiful benefits of going vegan,” 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 per 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 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 or follow the group on Facebook.

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