PETA is hunting down the country's sexiest vegetarian

If you're one of those people who doesn't poison your body with pork, cow, fowl, things with fins or anything else that might be construed as meat by PETA, then we have just the contest for you. The animal-rights group is in the final throes of its annual Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door competition, in which outrageously hot meat-free males and females vie for your vote, all for the opportunity to win a trip to Maui and a year's supply of Spam.

Wait, no Spam? Damn.

Anyway, at last look, Marie from Bonita Springs, Florida, was leading the female pack with 25,734 votes, which makes sense, I guess, if you consider her huge boobs accompanying quote: "In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."

Over in the men's corner, vegan T-shirt clad Emilio from Puerto Rico, who describes himself as a "vegetarian for 9 years, vegan for 2 years, activist for life," is out in front with 3,018 votes.

You have until noon on Friday to cast your click for Marie, Emilio or some other cruelty-free contender. Your votes, coupled with those from a panel of PETA judges, will determine the 20 finalists. The winners, one male and one female, will be announced on Wednesday, April 14.

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