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Meat Market: PETA Selects Finalists For 'Sexiest Vegetarian'

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Good news, gentlemen! PETA is an equal opportunity employer -- you, too, can promote animal rights using only your physical attributes.

In a statement released today, the organization famous for enlisting the help of nekkid ladies to draw attention to its protests announced that it had narrowed down the finalists of its "Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door" competition to twenty people -- ten male, and ten female. Two of the men are Angelenos: Ryan Husk, and Nik Tyler.

Both are actors.

The contest will culminate with one male and one female winner being selected from the pool of finalists. To that end, PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman would like to remind us all that we're already dealing with a group of individuals who are...well, better-looking than us.

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"On average, vegetarians are slimmer and healthier than meat-eaters are," she said.

But, she adds, don't judge a book by its cover: "One look at our radiant finalists proves that there's nothing sexier than compassion."

Indeed, if you click over to the finalists' page, I think it's clear that all 20 have been selected for their character.

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