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Nikki Koenig Is a Sexy Vegan Next Door

As Zac will attest, I like to point out when vegetarian options exist. So here’s one: Nikki Koenig, a local lady, is a finalist in PETA’s annual Sexiest Vegan Next Door contest. I say bully on her. But I also say, with all due respect to Nikki, that her rivals Katarina and Kenna are wearing less clothes in their profile pictures, which gives us voters more information to work with in assessing their sexiness, if not their next-door-ness. Anyway, here’s a little about Nikki:

Koenig was born in Vietnam and lived in Thailand, Cambodia, and New York City before settling in Dallas. She grew up mostly vegetarian and decided to go vegan after doing research on factory farms, climate change, and the benefits of a plant-based diet. In 2003, she founded the cruelty-free company Cykochik Custom Handbags, and she couldn’t be prouder that it’s a PETA Business Friend. Koenig holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and art from Southern Methodist University, and her goal is to create a more compassionate and sustainable world by helping people make lifestyle choices that are kind to animals and the environment.

Voting ends May 2. Show the terrorists what it means to be an American.