Vietnamese Contenders In The Running For ‘Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity’ Title

Celebrities Show How Eating Healthy and Humane Vegetarian Meals Can Keep You Looking Good

For Immediate Release:

6 November 2014

Hanoi – Once again, Vietnamese celebrities, including beauty queen Truong Thi May, actors Dai Nghia and Viet Trinh, VJ Thanh Bach and singers Ho Quynh Huong, Vo Ha Tram and Ha Okio are among the Asian contestants in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia’s annual Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest on The contest coincides with World Vegan Month, which is celebrated each November.

Other vegetarian celebrities in the running include former US President Bill Clinton; singers Adam Levine, Ellie Goulding, Ariana Grande and Joss Stone; actors Joaquin Phoenix, Peter Dinklage and Olivia Wilde and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.

Why are more and more trendsetters choosing to go meat-free? Healthy vegetarian meals can help reduce the risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease and strokes. Plus, meat-eaters are nine times more likely to be obese than vegans are, making a vegetarian diet one of the easiest ways to stay slim and sexy. Pop singer H? Qu?nh Huong – the female winner of PETA Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest in 2013 – shares her reasons for eating a plant-based diet: “A balanced diet high in vegetables, fruits and nuts provides ideal nutrition to your body”. She says, “When your body feels comfortable and light, you will feel so much better spiritually, and it results in better energy and performance”.

“When you look at the gorgeous celebrities in this year’s contest, it’s clear that eating vegetarian meals helps keep you beautiful inside and out”, says PETA Asia Vice President of International Operations Jason Baker. “Going vegetarian is the best thing that you can do for animals, the Earth and yourself. Plus, everyone knows that there’s nothing sexier than someone who exudes both passion and compassion.”

The Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest runs through 25 November. PETA will ultimately decide the winners – one male and one female – based on several factors, including the number of votes received.

For more information and to cast your vote to help PETA pick the winners, please visit