The 2009 PETA Man and Women of the year have been selected!
“Tim Gunn and Ellen DeGeneres show us that one person really can make a difference in the world by rejecting cruel deeds in favor of compassionate acts,” PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk told UsMagazine.com in a statement.
As creative director for the fur-free Liz Clairborne Inc., Tim Gunn promotes being animal-friendly on the runway and has lent his narrating voice to PETA’s “Fashion Victims” video, which promotes designers to use faux-fur fabric. I can just picture him saying, ‘make it work, people’ in the video!
In 2008, Ellen chose a cruel-free lifestyle when she decided to become a vegan. For the love of Iggy, she’s got a big heart!
Both honorees made “an exceptional effort to place animal rights issues before a large audience,” the statement said about the animal-friendly honorees.
What a lovely couple of PETA People of the Year… try saying that five times fast!
Gallery Info: 35th Annual People’s Choice Awards – 01/07/2009.