Celeb: Television personality Courtney Stodden, who shot to fame when she married 54-year-old actor Doug Hutchison when she was just 16. She has since become known for her racy attire (worn even on Capitol Hill) and appearances on VH1’s “Couples Therapy” and “Big Brother UK.”

Cause: In protest of National Hot Dog Day/Month, Stodden, a vegetarian, passed out free veggie dogs at a PETA-sponsored event on Capitol Hill.  Unlike most celebs who at least dust off their professional attire for a political rendezvous, Stodden showed up wearing a lettuce-inspired bikini at PETA’s request.

Scene/Soundbite: See for yourself.

Television personality and veggie-enthusiast Courtney Stodden handed out vegetarian hot dogs Wednesday on Capitol Hill in protest of National Hot Dog Month. The mob of Hill staffers who showed up didn’t divulge on whether they came to the annual PETA-sponsored event for the free food or for the striking blonde in a swimsuit. (The Washington Post)