For Immediate Release:
August 7, 2014
Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – You can’t turn on the TV today without seeing hot young stars whose compassion for animals and concern for their own health or the environment prompted them to go vegetarian or vegan—but who are the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2014? That’s what peta2—PETA’s youth division, whose motto says, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—hopes to determine with this year’s edition of its annual contest, now live at peta2.com. The nominees are more varied than ever, and NY Ink and America’s Worst Tattoos star Megan Massacre is competing for the honor alongside Disney stars, punk icons, Oscar winners, pro athletes, and others. The winners—one male and one female—will be announced on August 25.
“It makes me feel good knowing that I can enjoy food just as much as the next person, but … I didn’t have to kill an animal to eat it,” Massacre says. “I would never want to eat my fish or my dog—those are your friends, you know?”
The full list of nominees—which also includes Jared Leto and Ellen Page (whom PETA named the sexiest vegan celebrities for 2014) as well as Entertainment Tonight correspondent Rocsi Diaz, mixed martial arts fighter Akira Corassani, and musicians Travis Barker, Ariana Grande, and Grimes—is available here. Voting to help peta2 pick who it should name as the winners ends on August 22. Winners will be chosen by peta2 based on several factors, including vote count, and announced on August 25.