Woman in running to be named UK’s sexiest vegan

Finalist: Virginia Bruno
Finalist: Virginia Bruno

A North West woman is in the running to be named PETA’S Sexiest Vegan in the UK and Ireland competition for 2015.

Virginia Bruno, 24, from Preston, beat out other entrants to become one of four female finalists in the annual competition.

Everyone who entered this contest is already a winner because they’re saving animals’ lives and taking care of their own health.

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She went vegan for the health and environmental benefits as well as for animals’ sake, and she tempts people to try plant-based eating by baking for them.

Virginia, who describes herself as a “glass half full” kind of person, loves travel and is currently training to become a yoga and Pilates instructor.

PETA’s Yvonne Taylor said: “Being compassionate is not only attractive but also good for our health, as these contestants demonstrate.

“Everyone who entered this contest is already a winner because they’re saving animals’ lives and taking care of their own health.”

Two winners - one female and one male - will each receive a one-night stay for two at the luxury boutique hotel La Suite West in London, which will include a vegan breakfast as well as a dinner prepared by vegan Head Chef Nik Heartland at its animal-free restaurant, RAW.

Voting on the finalists to help PETA determine whom it should choose as the winners will run from 6 until 17 July. Winners will be chosen by PETA based on several factors, including vote count, and will be announced on 20 July.