Every year, a new celeb is crowned the ‘Sexiest Man’ and ‘Sexiest Woman’ alive (thank you, People). So, that’s great and all, but what about the sexiest vegan alive? Yeah, that’s a thing now thanks to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
In fact, yesterday, the organization announced the finalists of its annual “Sexiest Vegan Next Door” contest, where hot vegans across the country compete for a trip to Hawaii sponsored by Humane Travel.
In order to be considered a finalist, entrants were judged based on their “enthusiasm for vegan living as demonstrated by responses to the entry questionnaire” and the “quality of the image” submitted, based on PETA’s assessment of such. According to the guidelines, “pictures must be tasteful, and each entrant must be vegan.” Celebrities regularly featured in People magazine were also excluded (sorry, Anne Hathaway).
If you’re curious which celebs are meat-free, check out these famous vegans:
Now, the finalists have until May 13th to promote their entries on social media in hopes of receiving the most votes. And if these 20 finalists prove anything, it’s that there’s no one type of vegan. Here’s who made the cut:
Several of the finalists are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, and many decided to go vegan after watching the 2005 documentary Earthlings, the harrowing 2005 documentary that chronicles mankind’s relationship to animal cruelty.
Some notable entries include Danielle, a cardiology fellow in Philadelphia who helps her patients go vegan; Chancellor Rose, a transgender model who works in an emergency veterinary clinic in Salt Lake City; Kenny, a librarian at a D.C. high school who “believes it’s important for people to be aware of the major impact that animal agriculture has on the planet and human health,” and teaches his students about veganism; Tabitha, a vegan blogger who runs a “personalized vegan nutrition coaching” business and snack box company online; and Kevin, a firefighter from Yonkers, New York who went vegan to benefit his performance as a five-time Ironman and five-time marathon finisher.
Best of luck to all the contestants!
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