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Two gay guys are finalists in PETA's 'Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door' contest

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) loves to get people naked for a cause. Yes, it's largest animal rights organization in the world--with more than three million members and supporters--but they usually get on our radar for getting celebrities (and other hotties) to take off their clothes to get attention for their message. Just when you thought you were safe, the guys at have alerted us to the fact that now, we are gifted with the "Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door" contest, where two lucky winners (one male and one female) will each receive a free trip to Hawaii, courtesy of the PETA Member Advantage Program. Two of the guys in the running are Zachary Koval (left), an openly gay, 28-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., resident and 23-year-old Mark Kostedt of Maryland Heights, Mo. (right).

According to the PETA press facts: "Koval went vegetarian at age 10 and later went vegan after learning about the suffering of cows used for their milk and hens used for their eggs. His biggest turn-on is other vegan men, and of his buff physique, Koval--who is an actor with an experimental ensemble--quips, 'No animals were harmed in the making of this body.' "

And Kostedt is a "procurement agent for a multinational corporation" who went vegetarian three years ago after watching the PETA video "Chew On This." He says that his "healthy and compassionate diet helped him lose a few unwanted pounds and that he has more energy now. He enjoys biking, running, cooking, and reading."

Got all that? Well you can also vote for your fave. Now go size up the competition and see who has the best seitan sausage.

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