Location: Bolingbrook, Illinois
Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Yerika now resides in Bolingbrook, Illinois, where she whips up delicious vegan cupcakes at her bakery, Azucar Vegan Bakery. With mouthwatering flavors such as the Colombiano Coffee Cupcake and Chocolate Amor, she says she is “[s]aving the world one cupcake at a time.”
There’s much more to this multifaceted beauty: Yerika is also a makeup artist, photographer, dental assistant, and substance-abuse counselor. Another one of her many talents is advocating for animal rights. Yerika says, “I like when people—strangers, friends, or family—come to me and ask me, how can I be vegan like you? What can I do to help animals?” Yerika once convinced a friend to go vegan on the spot after teaching her about the horrible abuses suffered by pigs on factory farms.
But her compassion for animals doesn’t stop there! You can also find her protesting circuses, puppy mills, and KFC. Yerika adopted her loyal mutt dog Zeus from a shelter and speaks out about the importance of always spaying and neutering companion animals.
PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Next Door says that “going vegan was the best decision I have ever made,” because “I sleep better at night,” now that “my body and my conscience are clean.” Join Yerika by ordering a free vegan starter kit today.
Article source: PETA Action Alerts