Kristen Bell and actor Russell Brand by John Shearer/ WireImage
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
costar Russell Brand
have jumped to an early lead in the annual "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" poll, hosted by PETA.org
. A longtime vegetarian, Bell has said she has "a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddle with from the animals on my plate," while Brand went "that way" at age 14 and has "never regretted it." Other TV-familiar faces in the running for this year's meat-free crown include Hayden Panettiere, Emily Deschanel, Milo Ventimiglia and Lake Bell. (And yes, Ausiello
made the short list again.) Past winners include Idol Carrie Underwood, Natalie Portman and Alicia Silverstone.