“I have always supported the cause of being a vegetarian, and it’s nice to be felicitated for something so close to my heart. Being voted as sexy is a matter of perception, but being vegetarian is a lifestyle change and something that comes from a sense of responsibility,” said Shahid in a statement.
Singer Faye Wong has been crowned Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian Woman. Other popular contenders included actors Kareena Kapoor and R. Madhavan, model-turned-Hollywood actress Maggie Q and Mongolian singer Nominjin, Taiwanese actor Blue Lan, actors Gao Yuanyuan and Barbie Hsu, and songwriter Louis Cheung.
“Going vegetarian is the best thing that you can do for animals, the earth and your health. Plus, there’s no easier way to stay slim and sexy – and Faye Wong and Shahid Kapoor are living proof,” said Jason Baker, PETA Asia vice president of International campaigns.
Shahid, who had won PETA India’s Sexiest Vegetarian contest in 2009, also starred in an ad campaign “Chicks Love a Vegetarian”, which promotes plant-based diet.