For Immediate Release:
25 May 2017

Tradie and Dog-Rescue Volunteer Scoop Up Prizes in PETA Contest

Newcastle– After entering a PETA competition which attracted hundreds of entrants from across Australia, carpenter Matt Logue and model and passionate dog-rescue volunteer Keisha Waugh have been crowned New South Wales’ Sexiest Vegans Next Door! Logue and Waugh both prove that kindness is the sexiest quality of all!

“I first became vegan two years ago because my girlfriend was vegan and I wanted to support her,” says Logue, who quickly saw that plant-based living had benefits beyond winning a woman’s heart. “After watching different documentaries and feeling so much better [than I did on] my standard body-building diet, I haven’t turned back since.”

“I have been vegan for almost five years, and I chose to be vegan because I’ve always loved animals,” Waugh says. “I feel connected to life, I feel the energy of goodness, and I will never stop fighting for what I believe in.”

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. “Matt and Keisha are both 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. They’re also more likely to find love on Tinder and less likely to come up short in the bedroom, since 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.

Prizes include a PETA logo T-shirt, a certificate, a Kind Cartel tote, and a gift voucher for Secret Creek Cafe.

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