For Immediate Release:

18 September 2018

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

Hervey Bay – What does Hervey Bay local Levi Burton have in common with Joaquin Phoenix, Liam Hemsworth, and David Campbell? They’re all sizzling, sexy vegans! The coffee connoisseur 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.

Burton owns and runs a mobile vegan coffee van, the “Milky Sway”, which he uses to promote vegan living. When he isn’t brewing up the town’s best coffee, you can find him playing the saxophone or ukulele in his all-vegan band or hitting the gym for an intense workout.

“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.

Burton is available for interviews. For more information, please visit PETA.org.au.