1. Pierce Brosnan Vying for "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" Title

    By Guest writer on 2004-06-15

    Written by Matt Weston

    James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is amongst the names headlining the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals fourth annual “World’s Sexiest Vegetarians” poll.

    Brosnan is a staunch environmentalist, whose name regularly appears throughout the worldwide media associated with issues of enivornmental concern (recent events include Brosnan successfully backing a bill to halt the logging of heritage trees and the launching of the environmental ship “Song of the Whale”). The actor, who was named by People Magazine as the Sexiest Man Alive for 2001, has been given notable prominence throughout PETA’s campaign for the contest.

    The winner of the title for men and women has been conducted by PETA through an on-line survey for the contests for the past two years, where this year’s list consists of more than 200 well-known vegetarian celebrities.

    Other Bond stars to appear on the list include Joanna Lumley, Kim Basinger and current Q, John Cleese. 007’s music stars are also amongst consideration for the title, including The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, kd lang, Moby and Paul McCartney. McCartney had previously appeared on an episode of The Simpsons championing his cause as a vegetarian alongside his late wife Linda McCartney, complete with a reference to his hit theme song to Live and Let Die. Additionally, Everything or Nothing Bond girls Shannon Elizabeth and Mya have been nominated.

    Rumoured future 007 Orlando Bloom also makes an appearance on the list.

    According to the worldwide organisation, more and more celebrities are taking up vegetarianism, with the “World’s Sexiest” poll an attempt to highlight and promote the celebs who are “embracing the brocolli and giving beef the boot”.

    Pearl Harbor‘s Josh Hartnett and President George W. Bush’s niece Lauren Bush were voted 2003’s “Sexiest Vegetarians” during last year’s contest.

    To cast your vote for the title, click here.