Pune Resident Crowned ‘Cutest Vegetarian Next Door’ By PETA

For Immediate Release:
3 November 2014

Bhuvaneshwari Gupta; [email protected]
Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]

Local Woman Is Winner of Nationwide Competition

Pune – Vaishnavi Pranjale of Pune has beaten out nine other female finalists to win People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Cutest Vegetarian Next Door contest. The 18-year-old will be featured on PETA’s website and will receive a certificate, sash and trophy. Pranjale is available for interviews. You can view her photo as well as that of the male winner here.

Pranjale says that by eating plant-based foods, we’re helping “our Mother Earth to stay clean and beautiful!” “Stay gorgeous, stay vegan”, she says.

“Vaishnavi is healthy, kind and caring, and that makes her even more attractive in our book”, says PETA India nutritionist Bhuvaneshwari Gupta. “Whether it’s to improve your health, fight pollution and greenhouse-gas emissions or save countless animals from the suffering and terror of factory farms and slaughterhouses, going vegetarian is always a winning proposition.”

While the consumption of animal foods contributes to the risk of developing cancer, heart disease, obesity and many other ailments, a plant-based diet can help give us clearer skin, help prevent heart attacks and even reverse existing heart disease. Vegetarians get all the protein, vitamins and fibre that they need without the artery-clogging cholesterol and saturated fat found in animal flesh. Not only are vegetarians sexy and healthy, every person who makes this choice also saves animals from spending their lives confined to cramped and filthy spaces, being maimed and beaten and ultimately being killed.

Sriram Sankar of Ernakulam is the male winner of the competition. Winners were selected based on several factors, including vote count.

For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.