Benedict Cumberbatch is PETA’s most beautiful vegan of 2018

Benedict Cumberbatch has been named PETA’s “most beautiful vegan” after he switched to a plant-based diet earlier this year.

The ‘Sherlock’ star – who started following a plant-based diet at the beginning of the year – has been recognised by the non-for-profit organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for ditching animal products from his diet and encouraging his fans around the world to do the same.

‘Selma’ director Ava DuVernay – who decided to go vegan after realising that everyone, including animals, should be treated with “respect” and “love” – also bagged the title for the “most beautiful female vegan” of 2018 after beating off stiff competition from the likes of Thandie Newton, Sofia Sisniega and Ellen Pompeo.

PETA senior vice president Lisa Lange said: “Ava DuVernay and Benedict Cumberbatch are saving animals not only by going vegan, but also by sharing their commitment with the world. The vegan powerhouses behind ‘Selma’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ beautifully show what it means to be a compassionate star in 2018.”

The annual award has previously been won by the likes of Ruby Rose, Jared Leto, Jenna Dewan, Liam Hemsworth, Carrie Underwood, Kristen Wiig, Miley Cyrus and Jessica Chastain, to name a few.

Benedict has made no secret of the fact he follows a vegan diet and admitted earlier this year that he relied on the goodness of fruits and veggies to help him get into shape for his movie ‘Avengers:Infinity War’.

When asked if he lived off egg whites – which are high in protein but low in calories and are often consumed by body builders before a competition – before he started filming for the role, he said: “I eat a plant-based diet.”

But it’s not just his food choices that are compassionate as the 41-year-old actor refused to wear leather during his shoot with British GQ magazine – choosing instead to sport vegan boots and a suit made of “future wool.”

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  1. Avatar CHRIS OJOW WUOD UGENYA June 24th, 2013 at 9:34 am


    1. Avatar Kwessi Pratt June 24th, 2013 at 11:43 am

      We are losing direct and indirect investment from our western friends. And jubilee brigade is just attempting to cover that important issue with Chinese presence. But China is essentially a 3rd world country where overseas investment is merely the work of the state. Ordinary folks there are far more poorer than most Kenyans. In nutshell, Chinese can never be solution to our problems. They can only help in some instances and thats all. By the way, are choice consequences now truly breathing on our necks?

      1. Avatar Naturalsceptic June 27th, 2013 at 1:50 am

        Chris Ojow Wuod Ugenya is right, you know.

        It would have been nice to have Obama visit, but China will be a bigger economy than the US, Germany, France, UK and Italy combined by 2020; is the biggest provider of foreign aid to the US; and has a vibrant growing middle class.

        As for western investments, Intel, Microsoft, UK (for Mombasa Port) and other fortune 500 firms have visited and pledged billions in investments only in the last 2 months, to mention just a few. There are also at least 3 large American Hotel chains planning to invest.

        There are excellent business references (e.g. Wall Street Journal, Brookings Institute reports…) that can help you get better information.

        1. Avatar Kwessi Pratt June 27th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

          You are just attempting to cloud the truth by refering to extremely limited direct investments. The failure by President Obama not to visit Kenya WILL have far reaching consequences for the country. Any one trying to twist the truth WILL (not would!) be proved wrong in no distant future. Tanzania is already benefitting from our loses. And before that, their port charges were far less than ours. Their taxation regime is also more business friendly. Theft of public property by their leaders is pretty low compared to us. President Kikwete is taken more seriously than us. And remember we were the main guys in East Africa only a while ago. Our standing in the world is on swift decline. We have already been classified among the 20 most insecure countries in the world. Not because we are, but simply because integrity of our leadership is questionable and compounded by their suspected criminality. The wisdom of electing ICC suspects is turning in to a huge burden for the country. But tribal noises in denial are ever there. And pledges my friend and real action are totally two different things. Diverting those pledges to favored destination is a very easy matter indeed. And do you know when those Brookings institute reports were drawn? Perhaps, you are talking of reports that have been overtaken by events, or worse, stale ones!!!!

          1. Avatar Naturalsceptic July 3rd, 2013 at 10:00 pm

            In South Africa Obama acknowledged that the ICC needs reforms.

            World bank and UN statistics show Tanzania is much more corrupt than Kenya. This is well known in the western world.

            Tanzania has the largest deposits of uranium in the world so every American and Chinese president will visit, whether Kikwete or someone is in office. Why? Security. Ensure Tanzania never supplies uranium for nuclear weapons to a friendly muslim country. The energy project should also to impede a proposed EA nuclear power plant.

            The US and China act in their best interests. Always. Show me one product in the US manufactured locally – we moved manufacturing operations to China in the 90s. And we are in the high tech industry. America is now a service oriented economy. By the way, Americans openly talk about having been overtaken by China – listen to MSNBC for lighter business news if the articles by research organisations are too difficult. Even comedians joke about it.

            Kwessi, the US remains a great country. They understand their future and are preparing for it. Are you? Blind hero-worship is dangerous.

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