HIV-Positive Gay Nurse Is A Finalist For PETA’s “Sexiest Vegan Next Door”

Daniel Dyviniak needs your votes to win a Hawaiian vacation.

A gay nurse from Washington is a finalist this year in PETA’s annual “Sexiest Vegan Next Door” contest.

Bringing the beef, Daniel Dyviniak beat out hundreds of entrants from across the country to advance to the final round of 10 male and 10 female contestants, who are vying for bragging rights and a free trip for two to Hawaii.

“After being diagnosed with HIV, Daniel became much more concerned with the well-being of others, including animals, and went vegan,” reads Dyviniak’s PETA bio. “He works as a nurse and advocates a healthy, plant-based diet to people who have been newly diagnosed with HIV around the world as a way to stay healthy in spite of the harsh effects of the medication.”

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Since becoming a vegan three years ago, the Tacoma resident has noted improvement in his liver and kidney health. He also says that his cholesterol levels are lower, his nails are stronger, and his skin is clearer.

“As a nurse, Daniel protects the well-being of his patients, and as a compassionate vegan, he not only protects himself but also prevents more than 100 animals a year from being killed for food,” adds PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman. “Each one of the finalists in PETA’s contest is a testament to how sexy vegans are—inside and out.”

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Voting on the finalists ends June 21. After PETA selects the winners based on those votes and other factors, winners will be announced June 28.

Dexter Thomas, last year’s “Sexiest Vegan Next Door,” was PETA’s first transgender winner.

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