Who knew there was such a thing as the “Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door” contest? Vegans and vegetarians alike sent in their photos to PETA for a chance to win this title, and hottie Zachary Koval of New York emerged victorious out of the 10 male finalists.

“I’m a vegetarian whose message is all about compassion and I’m putting myself out there as a piece of meat,” he told The New York Times. And right he is. Even those who choose to go meatless can appreciate his finely tuned six pack.

But he’s more than just a good-looking body… or at least he wants to seen as more. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think having a better body would create more opportunities for me… But now that I have it, my first thought is, that’s not why I want to be wanted. So I have to prove I’m more than a body.”

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