These celebs beat Shahid Kapoor and Sunny Leone to become PETA's Hottest Vegetarians of 2017

Last year, Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor were named as PETA's Hottest Vegetarians

In October this year, PETA ran a poll to decide who were the Hottest Vegetarians of 2017. And the winners of the competition are actors Rajkummar Rao and Alia Bhatt.

Alia Bhatt turned vegetarian in 2015 following the footsteps of her father Mahesh Bhatt who has been a vegetarian for several years. She said she preferred having vegetarian food as it was a way to leading a healthy life.

Rao’s co-star Ayushmann Khurrana stated that the actor doesn’t have any bad habits, as he “doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, doesn’t have non-vegetarian”.

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Sachin Bangera, PETA’s associate director of celebrity and public relations, said,

Alia Bhatt and Rajkummar Rao are fit, hot, and compassionate, and they’re setting a great example for their fans and millions of other people who want to fight climate change with their forks.

He added,

Both of PETA’s winners prove that there’s nothing sexier than compassion towards animals, which these celebrities show every time that they sit down for a meal.

Other celebrities who couldn’t make it to the finals, include Amitabh Bachchan, Shahid Kapoor, Sunny Leone, Vidyut Jammwal, R Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut and Sridevi.

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In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and yesteryear actress Rekha were crowned as the winners. In 2011, the winners were actors Dhanush and Mallika Sherawat and last year Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor were named as PETA’s Hottest Vegetarians of the year.

On the work front, Rajkummar Rao is gearing up to shoot for Fanney Khan alongside Aishwarya Rai. Alia, on the other hand, will get busy to promote Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi which is scheduled to hit the screens in March 2018.