The World's Hottest Vegetarians: PETA Picks Its Flesh-Free Pair
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has just named its pair of the sexiest herbivores and no shock here, they're celebrities. There were some downright good looking contenders for this year's organically grown animal-friendly crowns, including people across the age spectrum, from Alyssa Milano, Anne Hathaway, Chrissie Hynde, Ashley Judd, Cloris Leachman, Ellen DeGeneres, Hayden Panettiere, Rooney Mara and Venus Williams among the women, while the hot veggie dudes include Casey Affleck, Bill Clinton, Forest Whitaker, Joaquin Phoenix, Jason Schwartzman, Mike Tyson, Moby, Mos Def, Prince, Richard Linklater and Tobey Maguire. In all 100 men and women were up for PETA's "Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities" of 2012. And the winners are...
Can you guess?
The meat free duo - in fact animal-product free - are both vegans and keep their stealth good looks on a diet sans cheese, milk and the like. Chastain, who received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress for her role in The Help has been vegetarian for 15 years and went full vegan five years ago. "I don't want to torture anything," she said. "It's about trying to live a life where I'm not contributing to the cruelty in the world. While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here."
Harrelson, who will be 51 later this month hails from Midland, TX, but beef is a bonafide no-no for him. He has been vegan for three decades and said that his moment of veg-revelation came while working as an actor in New York. "I was on a bus and some girl sees me blowing my nose, I had acne all over my face, which I'd had for years and years. And she's like: 'Hey, you're lactose intolerant. If you quit dairy, all these symptoms you got will be gone in three days.' I was 24. And I was like, 'No way.' But three days later: gone."
PETA, which recently won assurances from Olympics opening night organizer Danny Boyle that its animals in the opening pageant will be treated to long lives, estimates that Chastain and Harrelson's combined 45 years of living animal-free have "saved 4,500 animals from being neglected, genetically manipulated, put on drug regimens that cause chronic pain, and killed in gruesome and violent ways."
[And who is your choice for sexiest vegetarian?]