Morrissey is leading the race to be crowned the 'World's Sexiest
Vegetarian', beating off competition from Hollywood pin-ups Gwyneth Paltrow and
The former SMITHS frontman is the surprise favourite to scoop the title in
a new online poll by animal rights group PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF
Fellow meat-avoiding singers Prince, Shania Twain and Outkast rapper ANDRE
3000 are also in contention to land the number one spot.
PETA president INGRID NEWKIRK says, "Celebrities are shunning meat faster
than you can say 'veggie burger'.
"What's sexier than someone who exudes both passion and compassion?"
Other celebrities named in the survey include former BEATLE SIR PAUL
McCARTNEY, veteran French beauty Brigitte Bardot, former US first daughter
Chelsea Clinton, Grammy-winning singer India Arie and James Bond actor PIERCE