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Lucknow Claims Both Winners of PETA's 'Hottest Vegetarian Next Door' Contest

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For Immediate Release:
7 December 2012

Contact:
Benazir Suraiya +91 9004547382; BenazirS@petaindia.org
Bhuvaneshwari Gupta 022 40727382; GuptaB@petaindia.org

One Woman, One Man – and Their City – Triumph in 2012's Competition

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – Lucknow has just become the capital of the hottest vegetarians in all of India. That's because 22-year-old Amrita Chaturvedi and 23-year-old Vikramajeet Singh, both of Lucknow, beat out nine other female and nine other male finalists to reign in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's Hottest Vegetarian Next Door contest. Both Amrita and Vikramajeet will be featured on PETA's website and receive a sash and a trophy. Amrita and Vikramajeet are available for interviews. See their photos here.

"The first and most obvious benefit of quitting meat and dairy products is weight loss", says Amrita. "It's not very often that you see an overweight vegetarian."

"Vegetarianism is the only answer to the colossal problems of population growth and world hunger", says Vikramajeet. "Also being vegetarian prevents you from hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol and certain types of cancer."

"Amrita and Vikramajeet are two healthy, kind and caring young people, and that makes them even hotter 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 animal foods contribute to the risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, obesity and many other killers, a plant-based diet can give us clearer skin and permanent weight loss, 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 whole lives confined to cramped and filthy spaces, being maimed and beaten and ultimately killed.

Winners were selected based on several factors, including vote count.

For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.

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