MANILA, Philippines–Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa can add “sexiest vegetarian” in the country to her beauty titles after the local chapter of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) announced her feat on Wednesday.
Peta said the 27-year-old beauty queen “narrowly beat” singer Geneva Cruz and models Sandra Seifert and Amanda Griffin Jacob for the crown.
Also among the contenders were vocalist Lougee Basabas, and actors Chin Chin Gutierrez and Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan.
“MJ knows that going vegetarian is the best thing that you can do for animals, the Earth, and your health. Plus, she’s living proof that being vegetarian helps keep you slim and sexy,” Peta Asia vice president Jason Baker said in a statement.
Winners of Peta’s sexiest vegetarian contest were chosen “based on several factors, including vote counts.”