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Plantation's Emron Khan a Finalist in PETA's Sexiest Vegan Contest

Attention people of south Florida. You may want to put down your pastrami sandwiches for a moment (or forever) after we introduce you to Emron Khan, who has been chosen as a finalist in PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door contest.

The annual contest pretty much shatters all those "milk - it does a body good" ad campaigns by showcasing some mighty fine ummm....tofu-cake in the form of beautiful men and women who all happen to be vegan.

Over 100 sexy vegans entered the contest, which offers the sexiest man and woman a free trip to Maui (one sexy island), with 20 finalists remaining -- one of them hailing from south Florida.

27 year-old Plantation resident Emron Khan has been a vegan for eight years. His goal is to become a doctor specializing in healthy vegan eating. Currently studying plant-based nutrition and working at a local emergency room, he's also into training in mixed martial arts. In fact, Khan studied kickboxing in Thailand.

Khan is a vegan because, "animals don't deserve to die while other healthier and more sustainable food alternatives exist."

We just know that if he made us a big plate of kale, we'd be there in a hearbeat!

Vote for Emron by May 3 at noon -- because the world should know just how hot south Florida vegans are. While you're there, check out the other 19 gorgeous vegan finalists -- good reading for a Friday afternoon, indeed.

Maybe these vegans and vegetarians are on to something because last year, 46 year-old Pembroke Pines resident Malik Kalonji was named a finalist in the same PETA contest. Makes you think about trading in that burger for broccoli, doesn't it?

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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