Coldplay singer named world’s ‘sexiest vegetarian’
Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin has been named one of the “World’s Sexiest Vegetarians” in a poll conducted by a US animal rights group, officials said.
The British husband of Hollywood movie siren Gwyneth Paltrow joined the winner of the “American Idol” television talent show, Carrie Underwood, at the top of an online poll of more than 13,000 people conducted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). “Martin and Paltrow are known for their love of vegan cuisine and they made international headlines recently when they gave daughter Apple a vegan birthday cake,” PETA said in a statement.
Martin and his band Coldplay have gone to number one on the Billboard charts with their new album “X and Y,” which this week tops the music magazine’s Hot 200 albums list. Martin, 28, and Underwood narrowly edged out other non meat-eating celebrities including “X-Files” star David Duchovny, “Legally Blonde” actress Reese Witherspoon, British singer Joss Stone, and actor Joaquin Phoenix.
Also featured on the list were previous winners Tobey Maguire, the star of “Spider-Man,” US hip-hop king Andre 3000, heartthrob actor Josh Hartnett, and actresses Alicia Silverstone and Oscar-nominated Natalie Portman. Movie star Alec Baldwin, British actor Sir Ian McKellen, US singer Prince, actress Anna Paquin, singer Annie Lennox and Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders also featured on the list of hot vegetarians. afp