by Daelyn Fortney
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Photo: PETA

What do a self-employed gourmet personal chef and a white-collar skateboard punk have in common? They are both finalists in PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door contest.

Beating out hundreds of entrants, 10 female and 10 male vegetarians move on to compete for top honors.

“One look at our radiant lineup of sexy finalists and it’s clear that they’re all winners,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman, who notes that vegetarians get all the protein and vitamins that they need to stay healthy without consuming all the cholesterol and saturated fats found in meat products.

Visitors have until March 31 at 12 p.m. ET to choose their favorite finalists. Two lucky winners, one female and one male, will be crowned Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door 2010 and receive a free seven night trip for two to Hawaii.

To see photos and profiles of the 20 finalists click here.