Meet the 2008 Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity Winners!

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Singer and actor Faye Wong has been crowned Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian woman for 2008, while Bollywood hottie Amitabh Bachchan has won the title of Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian man. Hot Hollywood star Abbie Cornish, who has recently been seen in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, has taken the title for Australia’s Sexiest Vegetarian woman and singer and songwriter Xavier Rudd has been voted Australia’s Sexiest Vegetarian man.

Cornish, a longtime animal lover, has been vegetarian since she was 13, and she works with local animal protection group Voiceless to teach children empathy and compassion for animals. The AFI Award-winning actor says of her feelings for animals while growing up on a farm, “I was really puzzled by the idea that people could feel compassion for a dolphin but, at the same time, they were quite prepared to eat a cow or a pig. It was confusing because I thought of all animals as equal.”

Rudd, who went vegetarian after driving past a factory farm in California and seeing the crowded and barren conditions that animals live in, says, “When I realized how animals have to suffer in the meat industry, I decided never to eat meat again. The industry’s anonymity and the treatment of animals as worthless beings used only for production really annoyed me.”

Often referred to by her fans as “heavenly queen” or “diva of Asia,” Wong has graced the covers of Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire, in addition to having a successful musical career. Bachchan, who is currently the highest-paid Bollywood actor, holds the record for the most Best Actor nominations at India’s Filmfare Awards.

Stars’ 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 to 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 vegetarian for 30 days today, and we’ll e-mail you our favorite recipes as well as tips on making the switch to a vegetarian diet.

Below is the complete list of vegetarian celebrities who were in the running.

  • Women

    Abbie Cornish
    Alicia Mayer
    Alicia Silverstone
    Alyssa Milano
    Angela Bassett
    Barbie Hsu
    Brigitte Bardot
    Carré Otis
    Carrie Underwood
    Charli Robinson
    Chelsea Clinton
    Chin-Chin Gutierrez
    Chrissie Hynde
    Christie Brinkley
    Chynna Phillips
    Daryl Hannah
    Deni Hines
    Diane Warren
    Diane Keaton
    Elizabeth Berkley
    Emily Barclay
    Emily Deschanel
    Emmylou Harris
    Emmy Rossum
    Erykah Badu
    Faye Wong
    Fiona Apple
    Geneva Cruz
    Gloria Steinem
    Grace Slick
    Hayden Panettiere
    Hema Malini
    Inoue Maki
    Isabel Roces
    Jackie O
    Jane Wiedlin
    Jenna Jameson
    Jennie Garth
    Joan Jett
    Jorja Fox
    Joss Stone
    Judith Durham
    Julie Christie
    Kareena Kapoor
    k.d. lang
    Kim Basinger
    Kristen Bell
    KT Tunstall
    Kylie Bax
    Lauren Bush
    Lindsay Wagner
    Maggie Q
    Mahima Chaudhry
    Marilu Henner
    Mary Tyler Moore
    Meshel Laurie
    Missy Higgins
    Naomi Watts
    Natalie Imbruglia
    Natalie Portman
    Pippa Black
    Pamela Anderson
    Persia White
    Petra Nemcova
    Princess Superstar
    Rachael Leigh Cook
    Radha Mitchell
    Rosanna Arquette
    Sadie Frost
    Sami Lukis (MMM Brisbane)
    Shania Twain
    Shannon Elizabeth
    Sheryl Lee
    Stella McCartney
    Sophie Monk
    Stephey Teng
    Summer Phoenix
    Tatjana Patitz
    Tatum O’Neal
    Thora Birch
    Traci Bingham
    Vanessa Amorosi
    Vanessa A. Williams
    Vidya Balan
    Wendie Malick
    Yaya Meng
    Yasmien Kurdi
    Zeng Li

  • Men

    Alec Baldwin
    Amitabh Bachchan
    Andre 3000
    Andrew G
    Anthony Kiedis
    Bob Barker
    Bryan Adams
    Carl Lewis
    Casey Affleck
    Chris Martin
    Chris Ross (Wolfmother)
    Corey Feldman
    Corey Wills
    Damian Marley
    Damon Dash
    Dan Males
    Daniel Johns
    Darren Cordeux (Kisschasy)
    Dave Callan
    Dave Meyers
    Ed Begley Jr.
    Edward Furlong
    Eric Stoltz
    Forest Whitaker
    Fred Schneider
    Grant Aleksander
    Greg Chappell
    Gregg Turkington (“Neil Hamburger”)
    Guy Pearce
    Ian McKellen
    James Cromwell
    Jared Leto
    Jason Schwartzman
    JD Fortune
    Joaquin Phoenix
    John Butler
    John Cleese
    John Feldmann
    Justin Theroux
    Keenen Ivory Wayans
    Kevin Eubanks
    Kevin Nealon
    Kristoff St. John
    Leonard Nimoy
    Lindsay McDougall (the Doctor, JJJ)
    Little Richard
    Lonnie Lee
    Mac Danzig
    Masami Akita
    Masta Killa
    Michael Stipe
    Michael Bolton
    Michael Franti
    Mike White
    Milo Ventimiglia
    Mos Def
    Murray Rose
    Noah Wyle
    Orlando Jones
    Paul Mac
    Paul McCartney
    Perry Farrell
    Peter “Blackie” Black
    Raymond Bagatsing
    Rick Rubin
    Rikki Rockett
    Rivers Cuomo (Weezer)
    Rob Zombie
    Robert De Costella
    Ruben Studdard
    Rupert Everett
    Russell Simmons
    Sean Astin
    Serj Tankian
    Stephen Marley
    Steve Jobs
    Thom Yorke
    Tim Rogers
    Tobey Maguire
    Todd Oldham
    Tony La Russa
    Vince Jones
    Will Estes
    Woody Harrelson
    Xavier Rudd
    Yoshida Go