Russell Brand crowned ‘world’s sexiest vegetarian’

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2011, 12:18 PM IST

Washington: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has named Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig, as the World’s Sexiest Vegetarians.

British comedian and actor Brand, known to be ‘meat free’ since the age of 14 and the 37-year-old ‘Saturday Night Live’ star topped the annual poll, replacing last year’s winners, actress Olivia Wilde and celebrity fitness trainer Bob Harper.
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“These sexy veggie-loving celebs have captured the hearts of many with their comedic charm and compassionate choices,” Contactmusic quoted the PETA website as stating.

“Both of these hilarious hotties know that there’s nothing funny about the abuse endured by animals raised for food on factory farms. These sexy stars prove that being vegetarian helps a person shine from the inside out,” it added.

When quizzed whether Brand used fish oil as a way of staying alert, the 36-year-old said: “I’m vegetarian. I think it’s cruel to squeeze oil out of a fish -because they’re lovely little guys, aren’t they?”

“You shouldn’t eat animals; it’s mean to them!” he added.

Kristen is also a devout vegetarian and maintains a strict diet.

However, she admitted to allowing herself to indulge in Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms, lemon cupcakes, and “hot, melted cheesy sandwiches” one day a week

“I eat a lot of tofu and soy. I drink a lot of water, and I’m addicted to cranberry juice,” she explained.

ANI