Sexiest vegetarian? PETA's contest goes beefcake
This is no Playboy or Playgirl sweepstakes, but some of the entry photos could almost fool you. The "Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door" contest, touting the virtues of eco-conscious eating, is underway.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) asks you to cast your vote by March 12th or, if you're saucy enough and at least 22 years old, to compete by sending in an "appropriate" photo. The prize? A one-week trip for two to Hawaii.
"On average, vegetarians and vegans are slimmer and healthier than meat-eaters, and that makes them sexier too," PETA's executive vice president Tracy Reiman says in a press release.
Last year, PETA picked Hollywood celebrities Milo Ventimiglia and Kellie Pickler as the "Sexiest Vegetarians Alive." Now, it's looking for the "boy and girl next door."
Already, there are hundreds of entries, quite a few with tattoos, silicone (women) and muscles (men.) If you think you're sexy but still love steak, PETA offers a "free vegetarian starter kit" that's displayed next to its links for "past winners" and "submit your photo now".
PETA touts vegetarianism as healthy, humane and green. Why green? As noted in a prior post, livestock production accounts for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, a higher share than transportation, according to a landmark 2006 United Nation's report.
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