Liam Hemsworth named 2016 sexiest male vegan celeb

Liam Hemsworth says he feels better since becoming a vegan.

Story highlights

  • A famous friend helped lead Liam Hemsworth to becoming a vegan
  • PETA names Jhene Aiko as sexiest female vegan celeb

(CNN)He may be a beefcake, but Liam Hemsworth stays far away from meat.

The actor and love of Miley Cyrus has been named PETA's 2016 sexiest male vegan celebrity.
    Hemsworth told Men's Fitness last year that a combination of becoming educated about the treatment of animals and some health issues led him to become a vegan.
    A nutritionist had encouraged him to eat more red meat based on his blood type, the actor said, but doing so caused him to feel worse.
    "Woody Harrelson was actually one of the original reasons I became vegan, because he's been vegan for, I don't know, 30 years or something." Hemsworth said of his "Hunger Games" co-star. "So, with the facts I was gathering, and then just how I was physically feeling, I felt like I had to do something different, so I adopted this vegan-diet lifestyle."
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals named singer Jhene Aiko the sexiest female vegan celeb of the year.
    "Having grown up with a love for and connection to all animals, and having been educated on the health benefits of a plant-based diet, it only made sense for me to go vegan," Aiko told PETA. "I have more energy, my skin looks better, and -- a bonus -- I'm happier!"