Written by Kriti-S
Garnering an overwhelming public response, generating
headlines and inspiring numerous celebrity tweets, PETA India's Hottest
Vegetarian contest couldn't have been more successful. So hold your breath – the
verdict is in!
We proudly present to you PETA's Hottest Vegetarians
of 2011 (drum roll, please). The winners are Mallika Sherawat and Dhanush! Other
top competitors included Sonu Sood, Shahid Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema
Malini and Kareena Kapoor.
Dhanush, who created a kolaveri across
the country and abroad when millions of people went bonkers over his song "Why This Kolaveri Di?", is also a sweetheart
to animals. He says, "Being a vegetarian always made me feel healthy. I've
always felt light. Every time I sit down to eat, I'm helping the environment".
The winner in the female category, Mallika
Sherawat, the mallika of Bollywood, has a sexy body that makes
many go red with envy, but the secret to her fabulous figure is a green diet.
Mallika, who is a vegan, says that the best
part about being a vegetarian is having a "clear conscience".
All we can say is that there's nothing sexier than
someone who exudes passion and compassion
– and our winners have plenty of both. What say you?
Thank you to all the people who voted for their
favourite stars. Keep visiting our website for more interesting contests and to
find out how you can win cool prizes.
The winners were chosen by PETA India on the basis of
the following equally considered factors: the total number of votes each
celebrity received, each celebrity's potential to reach a large audience and PETA
India's assessment of each celebrity's attractiveness.
Written by PETA
Actors Vivek Oberoi and Vidya Balan are frontrunners for the title of
PETA India's Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2011. Shortly after the poll was
posted, both stars started raking in the votes. The very talented Oberoi helped
reconstruct an entire village during the South Asian tsunami, sponsors the surgeries
for children who need them but cannot afford them, and is an anti-tobacco
ambassador. Clearly, Oberoi's beauty is not
just skin deep. He went vegetarian after watching a video on the violent and
painful deaths that animals endure at slaughterhouses. He has said, "I
realised I do not want to be hypocritical …. To turn vegetarian was a conscious
Vidya Balan, too, has a healthy heart of gold. With a bagful of
accolades for her sensational performance in movie The Dirty Picture, Vidya was reported to have said, "I am vegetarian. As a result, my metabolism has
improved, and this is a huge contributor to weight loss".
Hot on their
heels are Sonu Sood, Dhanush, Shahid Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Mallika Sherawat,
Kareena Kapoor, Hema Malini and Ayesha Takia.
You have until 10 January 2012 to help keep Oberoi and Vidya in the lead or choose your favourite sexy star
instead. The winners will be declared by the end of January 2012, so don't forget to vote.
More importantly, go
vegetarian like your favourite celeb. The winner will be chosen by PETA on the basis of the
following equally-considered factors: the total number of votes each celebrity
receives; their potential to reach a large audience; PETA’s assessment of the
Vegans enjoy lower rates of heart
disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and impotence than meat-eaters do. Going vegetarian
or vegan will save the lives of many animals per year and is the most effective
way that you can combat climate change.
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