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.
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Below is the complete list of vegetarian celebrities who were in the running.
Abbie Cornish Aimee Teegarden Alexis Stewart Alicia Silverstone Alyssa Milano Amber Tamblyn Ana Ortiz Angela Bassett Anne Hathaway Brigitte Bardot Bryce Dallas Howard Carolyn Murphy Carré Otis Carrie Underwood Chelsea Clinton Chely Wright Chrissie Hynde Christie Brinkley Chynna Phillips Daniela Sea Daniele Gaither Daphne Zuniga Daryl Hannah Diane Keaton Diane Warren Elizabeth Berkley Elizabeth Reaser Emily Deschanel Emmy Rossum Emmylou Harris Erykah Badu Fiona Apple Gloria Steinem Grace Slick Hayden Panettiere India.Arie Jane Wiedlin Jenna Jameson Jennie Garth Joan Jett Jorja Fox Joss Stone Joy Bryant Julie Christie k.d. lang Kaley Cuoco Kelly Monaco Kim Basinger Kristen Bell KT Tunstall Lake Bell Lauren Bush Leona Lewis Lindsay Wagner Lisa Edelstein Maggie Q Marilu Henner Mary Tyler Moore Maureen Shea Monica Potter Naomi Watts Natalie Imbruglia Natalie Portman Nellie McKay Pamela Anderson Perry Reeves Persia White Petra Nemcova Princess Superstar Rachael Leigh Cook Radha Mitchell Rosanna Arquette Sadie Frost Sami Lukis (MMM Brisbane) Shalom Harlow Shania Twain Shanna Moakler Shannon Elizabeth Sheryl Lee Sophie Monk Stella McCartney Summer Phoenix Tatjana Patitz Tatum O”Neal Tea Leoni Thora Birch Traci Bingham Vanessa A. Williams Vanessa Ferlito Wendie Malic
A.J. Calloway Alec Baldwin André 3000 Anthony Kiedis Anthony Peeler Bob Barker Bryan Adams Carl Lewis Casey Affleck Chris Martin Corey Feldman Damian Marley Damon Dash Dan Abrams Dave Meyers Dennis Kucinich Don Imus Ed Begley Jr. Edward Furlong Eric Stoltz Forest Whitaker Fred Schneider Geezer Butler Grant Aleksander Greg Cipes GZA Ian McKellen James Cromwell Jared Leto Jason Schwartzman Jerry Stackhouse Jeru the Damaja Joaquin Phoenix John C. Reilly John Feldmann Jonathan Safran Foer Justin Theroux Keenen Ivory Wayans Kevin Eubanks Kevin Nealon Kristoff St. John KRS-One Leonard Nimoy Little Richard M-1 Mac Danzig Masta Killa Michael Ausiello Michael Bolton Michael Franti Michael Stipe Mike White Milo Ventimiglia Moby Morrissey Mos Def Nick Zinner Noah Wyle Orlando Jones Paul McCartney Peter Dinklage Phil Collen Prince Prodigy Q-Tip Raja Bell Richard Linklater Rick Allen Rick Rubin Ricky Williams Rikki Rockett Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) Rob Zombie Ruben Studdard Rupert Everett Russell Brand Russell Simmons RZA Salim Stoudamire Sean Astin Serj Tankian Stephen Marley Steve Jobs Thom Yorke Tobey Maguire Todd Oldham Tony La Russa Will Estes Woody Harrelson
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