People for the Ethical Treatment of animals announced on Tuesday that singer Carrie Underwood and Tonight Show band leader Kevin Eubanks have won the annual "Sexiest Vegetarian" award.

Strangely, Eubanks' win over his competitors Milo Ventimiglia, Jared Leto and Joaquin Phoenix has been credited to the campaigning efforts of Jay Leno, who urged his viewers to vote for the band man while holding a "undoctored" shirtless picture of him. (Who knew Jay Leno held such sway?)

Past "Sexiest Vegetarians" include: Prince, Natalie Portman, Andre 3000, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Shania Twain, Tobey Maguire, Lauren Bush, Josh Hartnett and Alicia Silverstone.

[AP News]