For Immediate Release:
25 May 2017

Casuarina Resident Scoops Up Prize in PETA Contest

Darwin, Northern Territory – After entering a PETA competition which attracted hundreds of entrants from across Australia, Casuarina medical student Amelia Skaczkowski has been crowned the Northern Territory’s Sexiest Vegan Next Door! The 26-year-old believes that going vegan helps improve not only the lives of animals but also human health. Her drive to help others proves that kindness is the sexiest quality of all.

“I am passionate about nutritional health and medicine,” Skaczkowski says. “Once I went vegan, I became happier and healthier.”

The contest – modelled after PETA’s iconic Sexiest Vegan Celebrity contest, which has featured stars such as Today Extra‘s David Campbell, Olympian Morgan Mitchell, and model Bridget Malcolm – shows that gorgeous men and women who are meat-, dairy-, and egg-free can be found all over Australia, which last year topped Google Trends data for searches of the word “vegan”.

“A fit body, a healthy heart, and a clear conscience are just some of the benefits of eating vibrant plant-based meals,” says PETA Associate Director of Campaigns Ashley Fruno. “Amelia is a testament to how sexy vegans are – inside and out.”

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.

Skaczkowski will receive a slew of prizes, including a PETA T-shirt, a Kind Cartel tote, and a voucher for Kings Wholefood Artisan.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.au.