PETA's "Sexiest Vegan Celebrities" of 2016 Announced!
Sometimes even the best known animal rights or welfare organizations like to partake in a little fun. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is no exception to this rule, and have officially announced their “Sexiest Vegan Celebrities” of 2016.
The winning celebrity duo are none other than actor Liam Hemsworth and singer Jhené Aiko. The former, known widely for his role in The Hunger Games, announced his veganism in 2015 after learning more about the lifestyle and being inspired by his The Hunger Games co-star and long-time vegan Woody Harrelson. In an interview with a men’s magazine, Hemsworth elaborated on his reasons for adopting the plant-based lifestyle:
“My own health, and after all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals, I couldn’t continue to eat meat. The more I was aware, the harder and harder it was to do. So with the facts I was gathering, and then just how I was physically feeling, I felt like I had to do something different, so I adopted this vegan-diet lifestyle.”
Famously stating that “there are no negatives to eating like this”, Hemsworth’s commitment to the vegan lifestyle resulted in the actor receiving even more love! Aiko, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, is also vocal about her commitment to animal rights and veganism, actively promoting animal adoption. She spoke about her reasons for going vegan–as well as the benefits:
“Having grown up with a love for and connection to all animals, and having been educated on the health benefits of a plant-based diet, it only made sense for me to go vegan. I have more energy, my skin looks better, and–a bonus–I’m happier!”
Hemsworth and Aiko beat out RZA, Waka Flocka Flame, Michelle Pfeiffer, Casey Affleck, and others for this title. The exposure this duo brought–and will continue to bring–to animal rights and veganism is definitely something to celebrate!
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