This year, a pilot and a lifestyle blogger are taking home the top prizes.
The results of PETA’s UK and Ireland’s Hottest Vegan Competition 2018 are in.
Pilot Ciarán O’Shea, 22, was named the winner of the male category and not just due to his good looks.
Ciarán campaigns for animal rights and environmental protection even while he’s cruising above 30,000 feet.
His job allows him to meet a lot of people, and he uses this opportunity to talk to ‘almost all’ of them about being vegan.
Ciarán is also encouraging his employer to increase the number of food options for vegans on flights and to cut down on single-use plastics.
And honestly, who doesn’t love a principled man in a pilot’s uniform?
Winner of the women’s category, Cath Kendall, is a 29 year old support worker who spends her free time blogging about leading a vegan life and snuggling with her gorgeous pup, Walter.
She gave up animal products when she found out what happens to cows in the process of intensive dairy production.
All the nominees for the UK and Ireland’s Hottest Vegan Competition were wonderful, but Ciarán and Cath received the highest honours based on a number of factors, including the results of a public vote.
The physical assets of the contestants were taken into consideration, but their commitment to activism and spreading the vegan message carried equal weight.
PETA Director Elisa Allen said: ‘Our two winners are living proof that a clear conscience and a compassionate heart are the hidden ingredients of hotness.
‘PETA encourages everyone inspired by their integrity and vitality to follow their lead and give going vegan a try.’
Both winners will receive a trip for two on the luxury five-night Christmas Markets cruise on Germany and Switzerland’s Rhine and Moselle rivers, courtesy of Vegan Travel.
We assume they won’t be indulging in any bratwursts or currywursts while enjoying the markets – although you never know, there could be vegan versions on offer.