Australian Contenders In The Running For ‘Sexiest Vegetarian’ Title On PETAasiapacific.Com

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

For Immediate Release:

6 June 2013

Sydney – Actors Abbie Cornish, Radha Mitchell, Isabelle Cornish, Sophie Monk and Isabel Lucas; musicians John Butler, Xavier Rudd, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and Missy Higgins and cricketer Peter Siddle are solidly in the running among contestants in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific’s annual Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest on

Other vegetarian celebrities in the contest include former US President Bill Clinton; actors Emily Deschanel, Portia de Rossi, Natalie Portman, Joaquin Phoenix, Russell Brand, Pamela Anderson, Mischa Barton, Tobey Maguire, Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.

Why are more and more trendsetters choosing to go vegetarian? Healthy vegetarian meals can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and strokes. Plus, meat-eaters are nine times more likely to be obese than vegetarians are, making a vegetarian diet the easiest way to stay slim and sexy.

“When you look at the gorgeous celebrities in this year’s contest, it’s clear that eating vegetarian meals makes you beautiful inside and out”, says PETA Asia Vice President of International Operations Jason Baker. “After all, 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 contest runs through 18 June. Votes are one of the factors that will help PETA decide the winners – one male and one female – of the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest. PETA will ultimately decide the winners 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