WESTERLY, R.I. (WPRI) - Does choosing to eat no meat or animal products make you sexy? PETA would like you to think so, and to help sell the idea, they've picked their Sexiest Vegetarians Over 50 for the year. A Westerly lawyer, Robert L. Lombardo, Jr., was picked for the men's division.
After more than 7,000 votes were tallied, reps for The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals say Lombardo, 50, received the most votes. His photo is now being featured on PETA's baby-boomer social forum website, PETAPrime.org . He's also won a 5-night trip for two to a vegetarian and ecologically-oriented resort in Guatemala.
Lombardo used to be a petroleum engineer -- as well as a fashion model. Today, he runs a Westerly law practice, with criminal defense a specialty, as well as animal rights cases.
Lombardo told the Providence Journal that not only is he a vegetarian, he's vegan as well -- eating no eggs, milk or cheese, as well as no meat -- for the last year. His girlfriend signed him up for the contest, he said.