Tens of Thousands of Votes Were Cast to Help PETA Pick the Winners at PETAAsiaPacific.com
For Immediate Release:
26 November 2014
Hanoi – Beauty queen Truong Thi May and Chinese producer, musician and actor Wu Xiubo have been crowned Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities 2014 after a fierce, month-long battle that recently ended at PETAAsiaPacific.com. Truong narrowly beat out last year’s winner, Ho Quynh Huong, and actors Viet Trinh and Maggie Q. International stars who fared well in the competition included former US President Bill Clinton; musicians Jason Mraz, Faye Wong, Khalil Fong and Paul McCartney; talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and actors Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire and Jared Leto.
Truong represented Vietnam at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant. She previously took the first runner-up position at the Miss Vietnam Ethnicity 2007 and Miss Vietnam Photogenic 2006 pageants.
Wu is most widely known for his role in the TV series Before the Dawn, for which he has won many awards, including the Most Popular Actor and Best Actor titles at the China TV Golden Eagle Awards. He is one of the highest-paid actors in China and has also starred in The Wedding Gown, Sword & Spy, To the Oak, The Brotherhood, Road May Say and Invincible Love.
“Vegetarian food are natural and pure, easy to digest and bring a sense of peace and relaxation to the meal”, Truong says. “Being a vegetarian helps me to avoid all the cholesterol, my hair and skin are a lot healthier and I feel younger. It also teaches me compassion towards animals by not killing them for food.”
“There’s no easier way to put passion in your life than by putting compassion in your diet”, says PETA Asia Vice President Jason Baker. “Truong and Wu know that going vegetarian is the best thing that you can do for animals, the Earth and your own health. Plus, they’re living proof that being vegetarian helps keep you slim and sexy.”
Winners were selected based on several factors, including vote count. The complete list of vegetarian celebrities who were in the running in this year’s contest is available at PETAAsiaPacific.com.