Vietnamese pop singer Ho Quynh Huong has been crowned Asia's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity Woman 2013 after a fierce month-long competition that recently ended at PETAAsiaPacific.com.
She was picked by overwhelming votes from tens of thousands of voters logging onto PETAAsiaPacific.com to help PETA pick the winner.
Ho Quynh Huong narrowly beat out other fellow Vietnamese celebrities including singer Vo Ha Tram, and beauty queen Truong Thi May.
Huong is famous for her sensual and unique voice, which helped her win Lan Song Xanh's Most Favorite Singer award four years in a row. She also received a Singer of the Year nomination for the Commitment Award in 2012.
"I used to force myself into a strict diet to keep my weight stable when I was on a meat-based diet, but this is no longer my concern now. Ever since I adopt the vegetarian diet, my weight is kept under control without any extra fat", said Huong.
"Besides, my skin conditions are also better. My professional make-up artist also comments that my skin brightens up easily with just a soft layer of make-up."
"There's no easier way to put passion in your life than to put compassion in your diet", says PETA Asia Vice President Jason Baker.
“Ho Quynh Huong 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 keeps you slim and sexy," he added.
On June 6, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced that seven Vietnamese artists are in the running against world contestants at the annual Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest organized by PETA on PETAAsiaPacific.com.
They are singers Ho Quynh Huong, Vo Ha Tram, and Ha Okio, beauty queen Truong Thi May, actors Dai Nghia and Thuy Tien, and VJ Thanh Bach.