Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Move Over Miss America! Get Out Of The Way Hustler! PETA's In The Game With Their
Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door Contest!

What the hell is a group that is, according to their website, "the largest animal rights organization in the world" doing in the beauty contest industry? Well, the hottest vegetarians in the land are going head-to-head as they battle for the title of Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door and for a free trip to Hawaii in an online voting contest now through February 18! PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns. I guess that the Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door falls into that body of work. Yeah, right!

PETA and the website GoVeg.com are sponsoring the Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door contest. I'm on the edge of my seat to find out who will win the female category. The male category I could care less about. And the profiles for each contestant gave me a chuckle. What's wrong with a good steak? Check out a couple of the contestants...,

Sara J, an 26 year old athlete from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada enjoys golfing, skiing, dancing, playing tennis, scuba diving, and more, has been vegetarian for a little more than a year and is already seeing enormous health benefits. The Canadian cutie—who counts Alicia Silverstone as one of her role models for vegetarianism—also loves making regular visits to her local humane society to give animals the "loving attention they so desperately need," and she plans to participate in many more activities to help animals in the near future.

And then there's Sharon from New Jersey, a tattoo-loving part-time model, spends time fostering dogs in need and volunteering at her local animal rescue organization. At the smoothie bar she owns, Sharon raises donations for doghouses that are sorely needed during the cold winter months and displays animal rights leaflets and magazines. In her spare time, Sharon likes dancing, chilling with her hubbie and doggies, cosmetics, tropical vacations, baking vegan goodies, and saving homeless animals—one animal at a time.

We couldn't pass up Fallion, the blond bombshell from Tomball, Texas, loves to tell friends and family about how horrible it is to eat meat—for animals, for the environment, and for their own health. But it seems she's got no problem with silicone! She has successfully convinced others to go vegetarian by sharing her research and by posting information on her Web site. In her spare time, the model and personal trainer likes being outdoors, shopping, working out, and spending time with animals!

Sadly though, I didn't see French actress Isabelle Caro, 27, the model from the Milan Fashion Week's anti-anorexia billboard campaign. I've heard that she's gained four pounds in the past month, and now weighs in at a whopping 66 pounds! That's up from last year, when she only weighed about 55. Her most outstanding feature, besides the body of a toothpick, is her character-defining large freckles, which, on the billboard, stood out almost as much as her hip bones. The freckles are drawn on, she says, in an attempt draw attention away from her body. I think she needs to be in this contest and win...but I don't think she'd be able to eat any of the Vegan goodies in the prize package but it would do her some good!

Now I don't want you to miss out on the fun. I mean, this is what PETA is sponsoring. And by entering, I'm sure you'll get put on tons of mailing lists. Go Veg, Go Now. Your Vote Counts! Vote by clicking on the button and make a girl happy!

It made me laugh when I read that "PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs." So where do some of these people fit in? Maybe it's a different sort of "beaver" they're protecting. Maybe some of these backyard dogs (and why would you call these girls that?) are being treated badly. I think not eating is pretty cruel. The winner also gets a bundle of vegan goodies (like what...veggies of a Veggie Tales video?), and a PETA shirt. Wow! Count me in...here's my vote!