For Immediate Release:

2 August 2018

Winners of Competition Will Receive Prize Packages Worth Over $600

Sydney – Calling all sexy vegans: PETA is now accepting entries for its Australia’s Hottest Vegan Competition 2018. Modelled, in part, after the group’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrities contest – which has featured actor Liam Hemsworth, Today Extra host David Campbell, Olympian Morgan Mitchell, and reality TV star Courtney Act – the annual competition seeks to recognise the gorgeous men and women who are proving that there’s nothing more attractive than compassion.

Each winner – one man and one woman – will receive a prize package valued at over $600, including a three-month Vegan Mystery Box subscription from The Cruelty Free Shop and either a six-week online vegan wellness course with health coach Paige Renshaw of The Whole Connection or a set of Luna & Soul Active yoga wear and a holster shoe voucher.

“The competition is a celebration of people who are doing their part to end violence against animals and substantially reduce their carbon footprint while enjoying all the benefits of a healthier body,” says PETA spokesperson Emily Rice. “It’s a fun way to promote a compassionate vegan lifestyle.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that while vegans obviously have big hearts, studies show that they have healthier ones, too. In addition to slashing their risk of developing heart disease, they’re less prone to suffering from cancer, diabetes, and obesity. And here’s a special note for meat-eating men: if you want to cut your chances of coming up short in bed, you might want to trade those Big Macs for veggie burgers. That’s because the cholesterol and saturated fat in meat and other animal-derived foods can clog arteries and slow the flow of blood to all the body’s organs.

Entrants must be Australian residents and at least 18 years of age. The entry round ends on 30 August 2018, after which PETA will announce the finalists – to be determined by a PETA panel. From the finalists, one man and one woman will be selected as the winners. Full competition details are available here.

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