Other contenders from the Philippines include model Julia Sniegowski, musicians Lougee Basabas, Nityalila Saulo, and Cynthia Alexander and actors Chin-Chin Gutierrez and Maricel Laxa Pangilinan.
Other vegetarian celebrities in the contest include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, musicians Jason Mraz and Paul McCartney, talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, and actors Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Jared Leto, and Anne Hathaway.
Why are more and more trendsetters choosing to go vegetarian? Healthy vegetarian meals can help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and strokes. Plus, meat-eaters are nine times more likely to be obese than vegans 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 June 18. Votes are one of the factors that will help PETA decide the winners—one male and one female—of our 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 PETAAsiaPacific.com.