Jacqueline Fernandez And Shahid Kapoor Take Early Lead In PETA’s ‘Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity’ Contest

For Immediate Release:
24 December 2013

Mansi Rawal; [email protected]
Sachin Bangera; [email protected]

Fans Can Help PETA Pick a Winner by Voting for Their Favourite Vegetarian Vixen and Meat-Ditching Man at PETAIndia.com

Mumbai – Ever since the nominees were posted for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity 2013 contest, Race 2 hottie Jacqueline Fernandez and R… Rajkumar star Shahid Kapoor have been raking in the votes. Hot on their heels in the contest are Vidyut Jammwal, Amitabh Bachchan, R Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut, Kareena Kapoor and Vidya Balan.

Fernandez first made an impression around the world when she was crowned Miss Universe Sri Lanka. She then shot an ad for PETA calling for a ban on horse-drawn carriages. Recently, she met the Mayor of Mumbai to ask him to shut down unlicensed horse stables. Fernandez went vegetarian last year, and this year, she went vegan for Lent. And Kapoor – who was named PETA Asia-Pacific’s Sexiest Vegetarian Man in 2011 and PETA India’s Sexiest Vegetarian in 2009 – starred in a sizzling ad campaign for PETA India that read, “Chicks Love a Vegetarian”.

“These stars prove that being vegetarian is super-sexy”, says PETA India Manager of Media and Celebrity Projects Sachin Bangera. “There’s no easier way to put passion into your life than to put compassion into your diet.”

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. And a recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.

PETA India will announce the winners – who will be selected based on several factors, including vote count – in January. For more information and to cast your vote, please visit PETAIndia.com.