Carrie Underwood named PETA's sexiest female vegetarian again
By Christopher Rocchio, 06/27/2007
Carrie Underwood's pretty face and vegetarian stance have garnered her recognition once again.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has announced that the American Idolfourth-season champ has been voted the world's sexiest female celebrity vegetarian for 2007, an honor that was also bestowed upon the 24-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner in 2005.
"I quit eating beef when I was about thirteen," said Underwood. "I do it because I really love animals and it just makes me sad. I don't like to watch commercials where they have meat. It weirds me out."
In addition to living a meat-free lifestyle for more than a decade and sometimes sporting a "V is for Vegetarian" shirt at concerts, PETA also recognized Underwood for rescuing stray animals.
Along with Underwood, PETA named Tonight Show with Jay Leno band leader Kevin Eubanks the world's sexiest male celebrity vegetarian for 2007. Both were recognized by the animal rights organization after "tens of thousands of votes" were cast via PETA's website. American Idol second-season champ Ruben Studdard was also in the running against Eubanks for the male honor in 2007.