By Amy Farnworth
A stunning blonde dubbed the UK’s hottest vegan has admitted she doesn’t work out and loves eating carbs – but attributes her fabulous figure to her plant-based diet.
Despite her killer body and beautiful looks, 29-year-old Cath Kendall – who was crowned with the accolade this month after a nationwide PETA contest – insists she is much more than just a pretty face.
Passionate animal rights activist Cath, is a support worker and Instagram blogger with 18,000 online fans who spends her spare time with her adorable sausage dog Walter.
Cath, from Coventry, West Mids, said: “When I was contacted about the contest, I wasn’t sure at first but then thought I may as well go for it.
“I wasn’t expecting to win; I sent some photos in and forgot about it.
“I genuinely don’t see myself as that kind of person – so I’d certainly never considered I could be the UK’s hottest vegan.
“I eat carbs all day every day, in fact, I just eat all day every day, and in all honesty, I don’t work out; I’ve literally been to the gym three times in two months.
“I definitely think a vegan diet helps me maintain my figure.
“I like to live an active lifestyle though and I literally don’t stop; I enjoy keeping myself busy and hate being bored.
“Even now, after winning, I believe that beauty comes from within.
“I don’t believe people should be judged by how they look.
“PETA said they judged me more on my passion than my appearance, so don’t be deceived by the ‘hottest vegan’ accolade – I’m just a normal girl.”
Leggy lovely Cath said she’ll never go back to eating animal products as being vegan has changed her life.
She used to suffer from eczema on her hands and bad skin, and said before changing her diet she tended to get ill on a regular basis.
The 29-year-old has been a vegetarian for two decades – since the age of nine – but only began her foray into veganism five years ago after being disgusted when she watched a YouTube video about the dairy industry.
Cath said: “Since turning vegan my skin has cleared up so much. I used to have eczema badly and since cutting out dairy it’s virtually gone.
“I generally feel so much healthier too.
“I watched Gary Yourofsky’s speech called ‘The Best Speech You’ll Ever Hear’ on YouTube and as soon as I watched it I couldn’t believe that I had not learned about the diary and egg industry before.
“The industry is so hidden, and because it’s not actual flesh that’s being sold and eaten, people don’t see it as cruel.
“In fact, it’s just as cruel, if not crueller than the meat industry, because the animals go through prolonged suffering.”
Cath attends regular animal rights demonstrations, travelling up and down the country for her cause, and is involved with activism groups including Anonymous for the Voiceless.
She said: “I was vegan for a year or two before I got involved with activism; it’s like a drug and I just want to go out and change people’s opinions about vegans.
“We’re not all crusaders, we just want to help the animals and the planet, and ultimately help people to become healthier.
“From the research I’ve done, it really is the healthiest way of living.
“I hope my win will inspire others to think about their meat consumption.
“I always say to people who question me about being vegan, ‘if you could live happy and healthy without harming animals why wouldn’t you?’”