It should come as no surprise that PETA is already planning on making Bill Clinton a part of the 2011 “Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity” contest. “Clinton will surely be a popular nominee in next year’s contest,” PETA’s Jaime Zalac told US News.
The former President’s switch to a plant-based diet — and subsequent discussions with various media about the benefits for his health — has received massive praise from animal rights groups and vegans/vegetarians.
“I’m trying to be one of those experimenters,” said Clinton in an interview from September. “Since 1986, several hundred people who have tried essentially a plant-based diet, not ingesting any cholesterol from any source, has seen their bodies start to heal themselves — break up the arterial blockage, break up the calcium deposits around the heart. 82 percent of the people who have done this have had this result, so I want to see if I can be one of them.”