Already named one of the "Hottest Chicks In Metal" (Revolver magazine), Alissa White-Gluz — known as the powerful voice of the Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based metal band THE AGONIST — is now also the world's "Sexiest Female Vegetarian" (peta2)! Her star-studded competition for the 2011 title included celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, and Olivia Wilde, but ultimately metal queen Alissa reigned supreme. While honored by the title, the ever-modest frontwoman is just happy to show a different side of herself and other fellow veggies.
"I have been vegetarian since birth and vegan for more than half my life," she says. "Living cruelty-free is the closest thing to a religion I'll ever believe in and it is a huge part of me and my music. Of course, the 'sexiest veg celebrity' contest is just for fun, but I do like how it shines a different light on the idea of veganism/vegetarianism. It's showing people that a lot of the celebrities that they look up to and admire already follow this lifestyle, and that it's not some weird, challenging, alienating ordeal to be veg — it's simple, healthy, popular, and, well, sexy! I'm very honored to have won."