Lougee Basabas surged to an early lead among Pinoy voters for the annual "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" poll at PETAAsiaPacific.com. The lead vocalist for the alternative rock band Delara, Lougee recently became the host of Eat Bulaga!, the Philippines' longest-running noontime variety show.
Running close behind Lougee in the race for the Philippines' title are models Isabel Roces and Raya Mananquil; Sen. Maria Ana "Jamby" Madrigal; actors Yasmien Kurdi, Chin-Chin Gutierrez, Meryll Soriano, Juliana Palermo, Carlos Agassi, and Raymond Bagatsing; beauty and health guru Cory Quirino; and FHM cover girl Alicia Mayer and TV personality Geneva Cruz.
PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) is a non-profit organization that aims to protect the rights of all animals. It advocates boycotting meat and going vegetarian by launching ads with taglines such as "Try to relate to who is on your plate" and "Baka kinatay. Baka kinain. Kinain mo ba ito? Investigate Vegetarianism."
Other celebrities who are leading in the annual "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" poll are celebrities such as Anthony Kiedis (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers), Kelly Clarkson, Alanis Morisette, and Leona Lewis; actors Hayden Panettiere, Natalie Portman, Milo Ventimiglia, Maggie Q, and Tobey Maguire (of Spider-Man fame); UFC champion Mac Danzig; Taiwanese singer and actor Barbie Hsu who played Shan Cai in the hit drama Meteor Garden; and sports stars John Salley and Tony La Russa.
Jason Baker, PETA Asia-Pacific director reveals the biggest perk of going vegetarian. "When you look at the more than 200 gorgeous celebrities in this year's poll, it's clear that there can be no bones about it—a vegetarian diet makes you beautiful, inside and out."
He adds that not only does going vegetarian make you more stunning; it makes you feel better about the Earth.
"After all, going vegetarian is the best thing that you can do for animals, the Earth, and yourself. Plus, everyone knows that there's nothing sexier than a person who exudes both passion and compassion."
For more information and to cast your vote, please visit PETAAsiaPacific.com. The poll runs until May 29.