Kellan Lutz and Daniella Monet have both won awards in the fifth annual Libby Awards competition sponsored by peta2, the world’s largest youth animal rights organization. Lutz was named Favorite peta2 Hottie, and Monet won for Best peta2 Ad. The Libby Awards (“Libby” is for “liberation”) honor animal-friendly people and products. Visitors to peta2.com helped the group determine the winners by voting for their favorites in each category.
“Kellan Lutz and Daniella Monet are perfect examples of young celebrities whose hearts are as warm as their smiles,” says peta2 Director Dan Shannon. “We thank these actors for using their powerful voices to speak up for animals and for encouraging their fans to do the same.”
Gorgeous Twilight saga actor Kellan Lutz showed off his softer side in his peta2 campaign promoting animal adoption. He costarred in the ad with his rescued mixed-breed dog, Kola, and urged fans to “Adopt, Don’t Buy.” In an exclusive interview with peta2, he gushed, “I love mutts! If anything, I think mutts stay the healthiest.”
Vivacious Victorious actor Daniella Monet used her powerful voice to help prevent animals from being used in science classes. Her peta2 ad was part of the group’s “Cut Out Dissection” campaign. The Nickelodeon star explained her aversion to dissecting animals in a peta2 interview: “It’s gross. It’s sad. I do think teachers should provide an alternative. … And if kids stand up for themselves … it’ll definitely make a world’s difference.”
Other nominees for Favorite peta2 Hottie included Audrina Patridge and Gabe Saporta, and Jenna Dewan Tatum was among those in the running for Best peta2 Ad. This year, there were 28 different Libby categories, including Favorite Animal-Friendly Celebrity, Most Animal-Friendly Band, Most Animal-Friendly Record Label, and Breakthrough Artist. All Libby Award winners will receive a framed certificate and be featured on peta2.com.