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PETA's 2010 Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity
and shelter dog advocate Emma
have another (synthetic) feather to put in their nonwool caps.
The ladies each earned a PETA Kind
Choices Award for promoting cruelty-free cosmetics from Revlon, one of the
first cosmetics companies to ban all animal testing.
and Emma are gorgeous living proof that women can save animals' lives with
every mascara, eye shadow, and blush product they purchase. In addition to
Revlon, hundreds of other companies, including Almay, Kiss
My Face and ELF,
refuse to test their products on animals. Check out PETA's handy cruelty-free guide for the
Written by Michelle Sherrow
Fighters, schmighters―after Jake Shields' recent tweet, the people he'll really need to shield himself from are all the clamoring vegan girls. And they're probably in pretty good shape, too, if they've been fueling up on the healthy fare that Ellen DeGeneres shares on her website's "Go Vegan With Ellen" page. Hope they leave room for Anne Hathaway's luscious vegan treats.
Alicia Silverstone is raising a little vegan Bear, of course. Maybe she has some words of wisdom for cruelty-free mom-to-be Emily Deschanel?
And PETA has words of wisdom for Diane Kruger, about her photo shoot in which she was draped in coyote. Hasn't she heard it's better to go naked than wear fur? Furry Alexander McQueen may have passed on, like so many of the animals he killed for clothes, but at least he did make a kind decision in his will. Where was his compassion when he was alive?
Well, it's very obvious where Bree Olson's compassion is―you can't miss it. And Olivia Wilde and Emma Stone are going to have cruelty-free written all over their faces.
Their souls, that is. Our Sexiest Vegetarian winners, Kate and Jason, reveal that between studying molecular biology, singing opera, and advocating for animals, they still find time for romantic dates and vegan indulgences.
Describe your perfect date. A hike up to an overlook at sunset, complete with wine and a vegan picnic.
One-piece or bikini? Tofu or tempeh?Bikini, be proud of your beautiful body, no matter what size you are! Tofu, it's so versatile and tasty!
Which vegetarian celebrity makes you melt like a Tofutti Cutie?I have a girl-admiration crush on Olivia Wilde.
Do you have any guilty pleasures or vices?While I consider myself a raw-foods vegan, I still enjoy handmade pizza with Daiya vegan cheese. I am also a lover of excellent chocolate and prefer the raw varieties. Oh, and Coconut Bliss Mint Galactica. Yum!
Describe your perfect date.My perfect date is doing anything with my beautiful, sexy wife. She is the most amazing woman, and I am very lucky to have found such a perfect mate.
Do you have any pet peeves?I'm really easy going, and there is very little that bothers me these days. Cruelty and abuse certainly strike me to my core, and I don't think that will ever soften.
To read more about Kate and Jason, visit the winners page. Congratulations to both!
Call it "animal magnetism," but we couldn't help but notice how many of the women on Maxim's Hot 100 list look awfully familiar. Olivia Munn edged out almost everyone, claiming the number two spot, but she's number one in our eyes for her defense of animals used in circuses and horses forced to pull carriages—just ask Hoda Kotb!
Rubbing shoulders with Olivia on the list is Katy Perry at number three. Ms. Perry became Mrs. Sexiest Vegetarian in the UK when she married Russell Brand, and he might be rubbing off on the singer, who has said that she loves Tofurky. At number five, Mila Kunis is definitely hot, but fur, she says, is not.
Vegetarians liberally pepper the list, including Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, and reigning Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity Olivia Wilde.
Lea Michele has more in common with Olivia Munn than just talent and beauty—the fur-free vegetarian star has tirelessly campaigned to end horse-drawn carriages too. Near to Lea on the list and in their animal-friendly values is Eva Mendes, who bared her skin for PETA to save the skins of animals killed for fur. And Audrina Patridge is an angel for animals, asking her fans always to adopt from an animal shelter in a PETA ad.
So many of the Hot 100 ladies are doing great things for animals that they were too numerous to mention here, but one thing is clear: Being compassionate makes one beautiful inside and out.
We just told you about the Fun, Fearless (Animal-Loving!) Males of 2011, and now the girls are getting their turn. AskMen released its 10th annual Top 99 Most Desirable Women list, and so many animal-friendly ladies were included that it can't be a coincidence—it's hot to be compassionate!
Several Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity alums ranked high on the list, including Natalie Portman, Kristen Bell, and reigning Sexiest Vegetarian Olivia Wilde.
Some possible contenders for future Sexiest Vegetarian honors are among the Top 99 Most Desirable as well. Lovely Glee star Dianna Agron loves her veggies, and Anne Hathaway recently added fish to her "friends, not food" list, bidding adieu to sushi. Katy Perry has been singing the praises of eating Tofurky with vegetarian hubby Russell Brand, so it might not be long before his diet rubs off on her.
So many of the Top 99 ladies have done public service announcements for PETA that we wonder if AskMen searched our ads for its candidates. Vegan Lea Michele is a staunch defender of horses used in the horse-drawn carriage industry and of animals killed for their fur. Lea's abhorrence of fur is shared by Eva Mendes, who narrated an anti-fur video for PETA, and by Natalie Imbruglia, who starred in an anti-fur exposé for PETA Australia.
Rounding out our picks of delightful, desirable damsels is PETA pal Olivia Munn, who isn't shy about standing up for animals who are abused in circuses and puppy mills.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
For everyone who voted for Olivia Wilde, the female winner of PETA's 2010 Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest, the sizzling actor has some words of thanks:
Right back at 'cha, Olivia. Welcome to the Sexy Veg family.
Written by Alisa Mullins
Maxim just released its "Hot 100" list, and apparently the editors understand the appeal of kindness toward animals. The list isn't just a "who's who" in hotness—it's a "who's who" in compassion too.
Number one on Maxim's list is Olivia Wilde, who always gets House fans' pulses racing. While she plays a naughty doctor, she still knows how to play nice with animals. You guessed it, Maxim's number one is vegan!
Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, gets her audiences purring with her sultry voice and gorgeous looks, but we're happy as a kitty in catnip over the fact that she helped us promote spaying and neutering.
How much hotness can one woman dish up? Eva Mendes is the answer! Need more proof? Check out her sexy "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad. Eh, what'd I tell ya?
Stunning Charlize Theron is as compassionate as she is talented—just ask her dog.
Audrina Patridge's sunny smile could light up Las Vegas—but it's her heart (which has a gigantic soft spot for animals) that we're interested in.
Millions idolize blonde beauty (and Sexiest Vegetarian contest winner) Carrie Underwood, and we can't say we blame them.
Tricia Helfer's luminous looks and love for animals are otherworldly.
The evidence is in: There's no trace of a doubt that Roselyn Sanchez's steamy anti-fur ad is muy bonita.
The reason we're happy that ravishing Joanna Krupa graces magazines all over the newsstand? She refuses to compromise her values and never wears fur.
Written by Karin Bennett
Wow! Voter turnout for our annual "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" contest, just days old, is huge! On the ladies' side, it's scorching Ginnifer Goodwin, star of HBO's Big Love and the hit flick He's Just Not That Into You, who's racked up the most votes so far. The vegan vixen seems to be everywhere lately, including the June issue of W magazine, where editors point out, "She's Just Not That Into Meat."
As for the fellas, Kevin Bacon—who appears in the upcoming New York, I Love You—is our smoldering frontrunner. He previously contributed an essay to PETA founder Ingrid E. Newkirk's One Can Make a Difference. And maybe, after all this time, people still haven't forgotten about his risqué roll in Wild Things.
I raise my ice-cold Rice Dream (chocolate, of course) to Ginnifer and Kevin. I admit that, as both a Big Love addict and ardent cow defender, I'm hoping Ginnifer snatches first place.
Written by Karin Bennett
Oh, how I'm dreaming of retiring at the ripe old age of 26 and setting up shop in South America. And no, it's not just because the weather is warmer and the mojitos are stiffer.
Bolivia—yep, the same Bolivia that banned military training exercises on animals a month ago—recently passed a bill to ban all circuses that exploit animals from their country. After members of the Bolivian wing of animal rights group Animal Defenders International (ADI) went undercover and revealed that animals in circuses are confined to cages without room for them to move around and forced to stay crammed in those cages for the majority of their lives, the Bolivian public was outraged (as all people with hearts should be). Member of Congress Ximena Flores introduced the bill to get seedy circuses banned from the country, and the rest of the Bolivian Senate has agreed to the ban. As soon as President Morales signs the bill, it will be the law of the land.
Talk about progressive.
Bolivia is not alone in South American sympathy for animals used in circuses. Peru is leading the charge of other South American countries working to ban circuses. If the U.S. doesn't start playing catch up on all these animal rights issues, I think I might just pack my suitcase.
Written by Shawna Flavell
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