PETA: "Cutest Vegetarian Alive"
**Update--PETA's female winner:
University of Colorado freshman Leonard Sun was named "Cutest Vegetarian Alive," male division, by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' youth division.
Dude--and it is a dude!:
A 19-year-old Coloradan who says "meat is gross and unhealthy," has been named the cutest vegetarian alive, male division, by the animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.Now I know why I eat meat.
Leonard Sun, 19, a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, says he likes to buy organic and fair-trade products, likes his pants tight, his shades big and his headphones even bigger, according to PETA's web site.
Sun said he went vegetarian three years ago because "it's not fair to eat animals just because we can."
More than 3,500 people vied for the prize, including 1,700 males, said Eva Vieyra-McDaniel of PETA2, the youth division of PETA.
PETA claims that each vegetarian saves 100 animals' lives each year.
"I got kind of sick of eating meat" about three years ago, Sun said. "I felt really bad for the animal, seeing what they had to go through when you watch the videos. I felt kind of guilty."
Sun, a film studies major, said he feels better and has more energy now.
He gets his protein from soy products, nuts and whole grain.
Sun will receive an official "Cutest Vegetarian Alive" sash, a package of vegan goodies, and the chance to model a peta2 T-shirt on peta2.com.
Sure it wasn't a Boy George look-alike contest--"Do you really want to hurt me?"