Ladies in lettuce bikinis brave subzero temps for PETA

PETA staff and volunteers handed out vegan hot chocolate and information about animal-friendly lifestyles in downtown Minneapolis. The women wore nothing but lettuce leaf bikinis and warm boots, and passersby were surprised and amused at the self-proclaimed "Sexy Lettuce Ladies" of PETA outside in the -2 degree weather. Lindsay Rajt of PETA and volunteers spoke with people about the health benefits of veganism and about respect for animals. PHOTOS BY NICHOLAS KOZEL on January 2, 2013

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