Chikkadpally Man is a Finalist in PETA’s ‘Hottest Vegetarian Next Door’ Contest

For Immediate Release:
22 November 2012

Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]
Bhuvaneshwari Gupta; [email protected]

Kicking the Meat Habit Has 10 Men and 10 Women Sizzling With Passion and Compassion

Chikkadpally, Hyderabad – The competition to be named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Hottest Vegetarian Next Door is heating up, and 26-year-old Chikkadpally resident Susheel Jain may just take home the prize. That’s because Susheel has beaten out hundreds of other entrants from across India to become one of 10 male contestants to advance to the final round. Two winners (one male and one female) will be crowned PETA’s hottest vegetarians, and both will be featured on PETA’s website and receive a sash and a trophy.

“On average, vegetarians are slimmer and healthier than meat-eaters are – and they save many animals a year from factory farms, slaughterhouses, and fishing nets”, says PETA India nutritionist Bhuvaneshwari Gupta. “One look at our radiant finalists proves that there’s nothing sexier than compassion.”

Says Susheel, “Animals are selfless creatures who contribute a lot to the Earth and nature. By protecting them, I am, in turn, protecting Mother Earth”.

In addition to causing animal suffering on a massive scale, eating meat and dairy products has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer and obesity. Also, a United Nations report concluded that the meat industry is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global”.

The deadline for voting is 5:30 pm on 25 November. The winners will be named on 26 November.

PETA will select the winners based on several factors, including vote count. The full contest details are available on

All visitors to PETA’s website can vote for their favourite finalists to help PETA decide who should be crowned the winners.