The votes have been counted, and the results are in. It's official—pop princess Leona Lewis and red hot chili pepper Anthony Kiedis are the sexiest vegetarian celebrities alive!
Kiedis recently went vegan after learning about the worldwide depletion of fish in the oceans and after a doctor recommended a healthy vegan diet for his son. "Soon after I [went vegan] I saw some documentary footage of what happens in the factory farming of cows …. It sealed the deal," says Kiedis, who documented his earlier hard-partying ways in his autobiography, Scar Tissue.
By contrast, Lewis—whose album Spirit made her the first British artist to top the U.S. Billboard chart with a debut album—has a squeaky clean history. And when it comes to the dirty business of animal abuse, she's a woman of action. "I am vegetarian so I don't have clothes, shoes or bags made from leather or suede or any animal products. I'm on a mission," she says.
Celebrities' reasons for keeping animals off their plates are as diverse and inspiring as their talents—from avoiding the inexcusable cruelty to animals on factory farms and in slaughterhouses to improving their own health and helping the environment by not contributing to factory-farm pollution.
Want to do your part to help animals and become as sexy as our winners? Pledge to Be Veg for 30 days to explore a vegetarian diet for one month, and we'll e-mail you our favorite recipes as well as tips on the best places to eat out, the tastiest animal-friendly snacks, and the most delicious prepackaged vegetarian meals.
Below is the complete list of vegetarian celebrities who were in the running.
Abbie CornishAimee TeegardenAlexis StewartAlicia SilverstoneAlyssa MilanoAmber TamblynAna OrtizAngela BassettAnne HathawayBrigitte BardotBryce Dallas HowardCarolyn MurphyCarré OtisCarrie UnderwoodChelsea ClintonChely WrightChrissie HyndeChristie BrinkleyChynna PhillipsDaniela SeaDaniele GaitherDaphne ZunigaDaryl HannahDiane KeatonDiane WarrenElizabeth BerkleyElizabeth ReaserEmily DeschanelEmmy RossumEmmylou HarrisErykah BaduFiona AppleGloria SteinemGrace SlickHayden PanettiereIndia.ArieJane WiedlinJenna JamesonJennie GarthJoan JettJorja FoxJoss StoneJoy BryantJulie Christiek.d. langKaley CuocoKelly MonacoKim BasingerKristen BellKT TunstallLake BellLauren BushLeona LewisLindsay WagnerLisa EdelsteinMaggie QMarilu HennerMary Tyler MooreMaureen SheaMonica PotterNaomi WattsNatalie ImbrugliaNatalie PortmanNellie McKayPamela AndersonPerry ReevesPersia WhitePetra NemcovaPrincess SuperstarRachael Leigh CookRadha MitchellRosanna ArquetteSadie FrostSami Lukis (MMM Brisbane)Shalom HarlowShania TwainShanna MoaklerShannon ElizabethSheryl LeeSophie MonkStella McCartneySummer PhoenixTatjana PatitzTatum O''NealTea LeoniThora BirchTraci BinghamVanessa A. WilliamsVanessa FerlitoWendie Malic
A.J. CallowayAlec BaldwinAndré 3000Anthony KiedisAnthony PeelerBob BarkerBryan AdamsCarl LewisCasey AffleckChris MartinCorey FeldmanDamian MarleyDamon DashDan AbramsDave MeyersDennis KucinichDon ImusEd Begley Jr.Edward FurlongEric StoltzForest WhitakerFred SchneiderGeezer ButlerGrant AleksanderGreg CipesGZAIan McKellenJames CromwellJared LetoJason SchwartzmanJerry StackhouseJeru the DamajaJoaquin PhoenixJohn C. ReillyJohn FeldmannJonathan Safran FoerJustin TherouxKeenen Ivory WayansKevin EubanksKevin NealonKristoff St. JohnKRS-OneLeonard NimoyLittle RichardM-1Mac DanzigMasta KillaMichael AusielloMichael BoltonMichael FrantiMichael StipeMike WhiteMilo VentimigliaMobyMorrisseyMos DefNick ZinnerNoah WyleOrlando JonesPaul McCartneyPeter DinklagePhil CollenPrinceProdigyQ-TipRaja BellRichard LinklaterRick AllenRick RubinRicky WilliamsRikki RockettRivers Cuomo (Weezer)Rob ZombieRuben StuddardRupert EverettRussell BrandRussell SimmonsRZASalim StoudamireSean AstinSerj TankianStephen MarleySteve JobsThom YorkeTobey MaguireTodd OldhamTony La RussaWill EstesWoody Harrelson
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.