06/27/2013 03:28 pm ET

PETA Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities 2013: Kristen Bell, Dax Shephard Share Feel-Good Honors


The good news just keeps coming for Hollywood sweethearts Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, who welcomed their first baby back in March. Bell proposed to Shepard on Wednesday, following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, and now the pair have been named PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2013.

"I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with -- dogs and cats, for example -- from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat," said "Veronica Mars" star Bell in a PETA press release.

A vegetarian for many years, Bell eventually decided to go vegan along with Shepard, who "converted" last January after watching the documentary "Forks Over Knives," according to Playboy.

“I have fewer body aches. My skin looks better. I’m never starving, and I never need to ride the couch feeling completely full and disgusting,” Shepard told the magazine in September.

Bell, who is currently filming a Veronica Mars movie, is a well-known animal lover and counts several rescue dogs as part of her California brood.

"I think it was Milan Kundera, in [his book] The Unbearable Lightness of Being, who said something like you can really judge people’s personalities based on how they treat those who are at their mercy -- in other words, animals," Bell told the Vegetarian Times. "That’s a great way to live, because a lot of creatures in this world are defenseless and we have to be compassionate and aware."

Bell and Shepard were selected from a pool of 100 celebrity nominees including Anne Hathaway, Portia de Rossi, Bill Clinton and Casey Affleck.

According to PETA's website, the winners were selected based on several factors, including public votes.



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