As Dumping Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products Gains Immense Popularity Across the Country, Young People Are Leading the Charge
For Immediate Release:
June 17, 2014
David Perle 202-483-7382
West Hartford, Conn. – West Hartford could soon be in the national spotlight. That’s because 19-year-old Alex Phibbs has beaten out dozens of entrants from across the country to be named one of 10 male finalists vying for the title of 2014 Cutest Vegan Alive in the ninth annual contest sponsored by peta2—PETA’s youth division. The final pool consists of 20 finalists—the 10 finalists (five male and five female) who received the highest number of votes, plus 10 finalists (five male and five female) who were selected by peta2. The two winners—one male and one female—will win a professional photo shoot and a chance to star in their own peta2 ad.
“Alex is determined to make the world a kinder place,” says peta2 Director Marta Holmberg. “People who go vegan show respect for animals, the planet, and their own bodies, and that makes all of them cute in our book.”
Phibbs went vegan three years ago after realizing that it was the best way that he could help stop the abuse of animals raised and killed for food. He’s an avid bodybuilder who built up all his mass after going vegan, and he plans to play golf professionally after graduating from Campbell University’s PGA Golf Management Program. He credits all the fruits and vegetables he eats with giving him his abundant energy. Phibbs is always sending his friends interesting facts, video links, and other information on the benefits of going vegan and has helped several of his friends make the transition to a healthy plant-based diet.
peta2 will select the two winners based on several factors, including vote count. See the full contest details here. To view photos of and read more about the finalists, please click here. For more information, please visit peta2.com.