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Animal rights charity PETA has named the winner in its annual ‘sexiest vegan’ competition – and this year is a three way tie between three women.
A PETA spokesperson said: “PETA has declared 2017 the Year of the Vegan Wonder Women in its annual Sexiest Vegan Celebrity contest, handing the title to Ruby Rose, Jenna Dewan Tatum, and Maggie Q in the contest’s first three-way, all-women win.
“Other contenders included Kate McKinnon, Colin Kaepernick, Swizz Beatz, Ricky Gervais, and Chloë Grace Moretz.”
‘Be the change’
Earlier this year, Rose, who is known for her role as Stella in Netflix hit series Orange Is the New Black, took to social media to encourage her 1.3 million followers to fight climate change by going vegan.
She wrote: “We can be the change.”
Dewan Tatum, host of World of Dance, has previously starred in a vegan fashion campaign for PETA. She said: “I certainly encourage veganism, not just for our health, but for the environment and also for the ethical and moral reasons.”
The spokesperson added: “Designated Survivor star Maggie Q hit the streets to stick up for animals this year, not only leading a PETA protest against Canada Goose’s coyote-fur coats but also coming out to support the Toronto woman who was arrested for giving water to dehydrated, slaughter-bound pigs.”
The actor has previously starred as Mother Earth in a PETA ad that said: “Fight Climate Change With Diet Change.”
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said: “Not all superheroes wear capes, and these three prove it by being a superhero to animals every day by choosing not to eat them,” about the winners.
“Jenna, Ruby, and Maggie are fierce, strong, and kind women, and PETA honors them for being beautiful inside and out.”
According to PETA, other top contenders this year included more wonder women and men, including Jessica Lange and Michelle PfeifferBridget Malcolm, Ellie Goulding, Joaquin Phoenix, Craig Ferguson, Travis Barker, RZA, Peter Dinklage, and Waka Flocka Flame.
Past winners of PETA’s annual contest include Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus, Jhené Aiko, Ellen Page, Jared Leto, Kristen Bell, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Carrie Underwood, Natalie Portman, Shania Twain, Leona Lewis, André 3000, Tobey Maguire, Russell Brand, and Alicia Silverstone.