Sultry Jenna McGuinness has been named the UK’s sexiest VEGAN – after adopting the lifestyle as a child when she watched the film Babe.
The 24 year-old ditched meat, milk and eggs at the tender age of five when she fell in love with the cute screen pig.
Jenna, a model from Glasgow, beat off competition from around the country to win the contest organised by animal rights charity PETA.
She said: “I know people have certain ideas about vegans so I hope this competition shows that we are just normal people.
“To be honest I think it’s weird that people still eat meat at all. There are so many choices out there.
“I don’t actually think I’m that sexy but I thought I’d give it a go. I just can’t believe I actually won.”
She added: “My mum found it easy changing all of our diets, as she grew up next to a slaughterhouse so didn’t feel comfortable eating meat anyway.”
Jenna said she always encourages those close to her to ditch the meat, milk and eggs.
She added: “I’m happy with a bowl of mango, strawberries and figs, but if I want comfort food, I go with salt and chilli tofu and broccoli stir-fried with garlic.”
Jenna might be found playing with her cat or travelling.
The title of sexiest vegan male was awarded to former soldier Gareth Lloyd, 27, who turned vegan after witnessing human suffering in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now a wildlife artist, Gareth, from Oxford, posts about animal rights issues on social media.
He said: “Seeing the violence humans inflict upon each other is yet another reason I’ve chosen to live as peacefully as I can by being vegan.
“The sheer number of animals suffering for our stomachs is far greater than any other cause I’ve supported, and as such, I feel it deserves the most urgent attention.
“What could be sexier than a man who puts compassion first?”
PETA UK Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi said: “On average, vegans are healthier and have more energy than meat-eaters do – and that makes them sexier, too.
“Congratulations to our two winners. But in our book, all the entrants are winners. They are enjoying all the health benefits of vegan food while living compassionately every day.”