In an accolade of meat avoidance, Kristen Bell and fiancé Dax Shepard have been crowned animal rights activist PETA's sexiest celebrity vegetarians, in a campaign to spread the word about the benefits of cutting out meat. 32 year-old Bell, who's best known for her titular role in the Veronica Mars television series, revealed that she's been veggie since she was a teen: "I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with-dogs and cats, for example-from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat." This isn't the first time she's been recognised by PETA for her dietary choices - in 2006 she was selected as their 'World's Sexiest Vegetarian' and now it seems she's lifting the crown again with her fiancé and father of her child, Dax Shepard. 

Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard
The Sexy Faces Of Vegetarianism: Dax Shepard [L] And Kristen Bell [R] Crowned By PETA.

Shepard spoke of the benefits of a vegan diet, after being encouraged to follow Bell's example by documentary Forks Over Knives, which advocates a plant-based diet: "I have fewer body aches, my skin looks better, I'm never starving, and I never need to ride the couch feeling completely full and disgusting" he explained to Playboy magazine when he was following a strict no-meat diet. However, it seems that it's only Bell who can truly feel proud of the title:"I'm really flattered to be named 'Sexiest Vegetarian' with [email protected], but sadly I can't accept in good conscience because I eat chicken," Shepard tweeted. In a shock for PETA, who had been using the publicity as part of their campaign to encourage more people to be vegetarian, Dax added: "I was vegan for a year, but that ended 6 months ago. I aspire to be more like [email protected], but I'm not there yet," he said in a follow-up tweet. Oops.

Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard
New Parents Dax Shepard And Kristen Bell Are Sexy Veggies.

Comedy actor and writer/director Shepard started dating Bell in 2007 and the couple are engaged with a young daughter, Lincoln, born in March 2013. The couple vowed not to go ahead and get hitched until gay marriage becomes legal in California, with Bell proposing via Twitter on 26th June after the Defence of Marriage Act was struck down, paving the way for gay marriages. She was greeted with a hearty "F*ck Yes!!!!!!!!!" from an ecstatic Shepard. The veggie duo beat off competition from the likes of Paul McCartney, Anne Hathaway, and Bill Clinton. According to PETA.org, the winners were selected based on several factors, including public votes and judge's decisions.

Dax Shepard Kristen Bell
Animal Love: Dax Shepard And Kristen Bell Are Sexiest Vegetarians!