Eating your vegetables will make you sexy

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Angela Bassett, k.d. lang, Diane Keaton, Pamela Anderson, Hayden Panettiere and Lauren Bush, all on the same list, all thanks to PETA. The voting for the 2008 sexiest vegetarian celebrity is underway and the ladies I mentioned are all nominated with 200 other names of well-known men and women.

Last year’s winners were country singer Carrie Underwood and The Tonight Show‘s Kevin Eubanks. They’re on the list again this year, but they face some fierce competition: Rosanna Arquette, Jorja Fox and Emily Deschanel on the women’s side, and Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Theroux and Rufus Wainwright on the men’s. And those are just a few of the sexy herbivores on the list.

I think it’s great PETA has these kind of competitions, because it’s a wonderful way to show the world that some very cool celebrities are vegetarians. It helps people understand the benefits of the lifestyle, such as better health and helping to stop animal cruelty. A celebrity who is spreading the word in her own way is Oprah Winfrey, who just started a 21-day cleanse on her show, during which she will give up animal products, caffeine, sugar and alcohol. Even though I think this is great, I must confess I’m not a vegetarian (that’s why I’m not on the list, obviously.) I do feel bad about it, so I at least eat tofu and soy just as often as I eat meat or fish. (I’m trying, I swear!)

I didn’t know that some of the people on the list were vegetarians, and I was especially surprised with Lauren Bush and Chelsea Clinton. However, they aren’t the sexiest vegetarians on the list, as you may imagine. So, here go my 3 top choices for sexiest vegetarian of 2008. )I know you’re only supposed to choose one, but that’s way too hard.)

Naomi Watts

The first time I saw Naomi Watts was in Mulholland Drive, that very cryptic (or crazy) movie directed by David Lynch. I’ve loved her since. How can you not like her scenes with Laura Harring? Sexy, I tell you.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman‘s appeal is, well, everything. She’s beautiful, she’s classy, she’s intelligent (Harvard intelligent, I mean) and she cares about the environment. In addition, she hates spelling errors (“Spelling errors are a total pet peeve, which is embarrassing”) and loves Scarlett Johansson’s breasts, having told the UK Times, “Seriously, I would want to grab them. She’s got beautiful ones.”

Lisa Edelstein

Ah, the lovely Dr. Cuddy from House. I believe all of us are secretly wishing for a Thirteen/Cameron/Cuddy ménage when we watch the show. No? OK, just me then. Actually, I don’t even mind if she hooks up with House, but only if we can get more of Stripper Cuddy. Oh, yes.

Seriously, what more do you need to become a vegetarian? And who are you voting for?

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