'Purple Rain' singer Prince is officially the world's sexiest vegetarian.The vegan rocker topped the annual online poll organised by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).According to PETA the award-winning singer is a "symbol of humanity" because he refuses to eat "anything with parents."The singer-and-actor shares the top spot with this year's most attractive female vegetarian, actress Kristen Bell - star of US television series, "Veronica Mars."The blonde beauty plays an 18-year old private investigator in the hit show and beat off stiff competition from fellow actress Natalie Portman who last month was being hotly tipped to take the accolade.She said: "I have always been an animal lover. 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."The competition was launched six years ago and last year's winners were Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and 'American Idol' star Carrie Underwood.

The singer and his wife Gwyneth Paltrow are both strict vegans and are renowned for their planet-friendly beliefs.

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