05/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sexiest Vegetarians Named By PETA (PHOTOS, POLL)

PETA has announced the winners of its "Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door" contest, in which attractive vegetarians were photographed and voted upon by the Internet.

No word on how the contestants proved that they were vegetarians, which I'm curious about, but I'm forced to believe it when reading that the winning female, Amber, "decided to go vegetarian after reading the book Skinny Bitch."

I do not think that someone would make that up.

Monty, the winning male, has a slightly more typical-sounding story: He "initially switched to a vegetarian diet for health reasons, but after he learned how factory farming affects animals and the environment, his convictions were reinforced, and he recently went vegan."