For Immediate Release:

18 September 2018

Finalists in PETA Contest Will Battle for Top Honours and Prize Package Worth Hundreds of Dollars

Brisbane – What does Brisbane local Brad Dalrymple have in common with Joaquin Phoenix, Liam Hemsworth, and David Campbell? They’re all sizzling, sexy vegans! The environmental engineering lecturer and triathlete beat out numerous other entrants to become one of four male finalists in PETA’s Australia’s Hottest Vegan Competition 2018.

The photo is available here.

Dalrymple initially went vegan to do his part for the environment but now sees the huge benefits for both animals and his own health. “I use my athletic achievements in triathlon to demonstrate to friends, family, and followers that a plant-based (vegan) diet can maximise your health and performance,” he says. He is the current Queensland long-course triathlon champion for his age group and recently also won national titles in sprint and Olympic-distance triathlon.

“There’s nothing more attractive than someone who is committed to helping animals and the environment, and it doesn’t hurt that vegans are, on average, healthier and more energetic than their meat-eating peers,” says PETA spokesperson Emily Rice. “Each one of the finalists in PETA’s contest is a living example of the strength and vitality that can come from vegan eating.”

To see photographs and biographies of all the belles and beaux selected as finalists, click here. The two winners of the annual contest – modelled, in part, after PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrities contest, which has honoured actor Liam Hemsworth, Today Extra host David Campbell, Olympian Morgan Mitchell, and reality star Courtney Act – will each receive a total prize package valued at over $600. The package includes a three-month Vegan Mystery Box subscription from The Cruelty Free Shop, a 12-month subscription to The Australian Vegan Magazine, and either a six-week online vegan wellness course with health coach Paige Renshaw of The Whole Connection or a Luna & Soul Active yoga set and a Holster shoe voucher.

This year’s winners will be chosen based on several factors, including their activism for animals, and will be announced by 13 October. See the full contest details here.

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