Panettiere in the running for World’s Sexiest Vegetarian 2008

It’s one thing for Carrie Underwood to beat out the likes of LoHudders like Bryce Dallas Howard, Billy Baldwin, and Chynna Phillips to win the title of World’s Sexiest Vegetarian 2007? But there’s NO WAY we’re letting Palisades native Hayden Panettiere lose in the PETA version of the contest this year. Especially given that she’s already in like Flynn with animal activists, thanks do her dolphin do-goodery, and that her boyfriend, Heroes costar Milo Ventimiglia, is also nominated.

Currently she’s at #3 in the voting with 1,426 votes, behind Alyssa Milano (1,948) and Natelie Portman (1,575), and Ventimiglia is at #4 on the male leader board. I’m not sure exactly what the deadline for the contest is, so head over now and cast your vote before it’s too late.

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link: World’s Sexiest Vegetarian 2008

Is Billy, Chynna, Bryce or Chelsea the ‘World’s Sexiest Vegetarian’?

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Are you the sexiest vegetarian celebrity in the world? Or are you at least a vegetarian with millions of fans who have nothing better to do than to stuff Internet ballot boxes? Either way, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has an award for you.

With connections to the Lower Hudson Valley, power couple Billy Baldwin and Chynna Phillips join Bryce Dallas Howard and Chelsea Clinton as nominees for PETA’s annual award for “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian.”

Howard, an alumna of Byram Hills High School in Armonk, arguably is the region’s hottest prospect, after heating up the screen with all eight-and-a-half lines she had as Gwen Stacy in “Spider-Man 3.” Baldwin and Phillips, who live in Bedford, also are on the list as separate entries. (Phillips was acknowledged as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 1991, but it’s uncertain if that’s an asset or liability in 2007.) Clinton, whose politico parents live in Chappaqua these days, also is up for the trophy.

Last year’s winners? The stunning “Veronica Mars” herself, Kristen Bell, and some dude named Prince.

Vote if you must. I’m off to get a cheeseburger. In the meantime, I’ll ask Suburbarazzi readers the following: Who’s the Lower Hudson Valley’s Sexiest Vegetarian (or Carnivore)? Post your answer in the comments section below.

(All file photos by Associated Press. Photo of Phillips by Tina Fineberg. Photo of Baldwin by Chitose Suzuki. Photo of Howard by Jennifer Graylock. Photo of Clinton by Seth Wenig.)