Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has been voted the World's Sexiest Vegetarian.

The musician, and husband of Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow, came top of a poll of 13,000 well-known veggies.

The poll was conducted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

"Martin and Paltrow are known for their love of vegan cuisine and they made international headlines recently when they gave daughter Apple a vegan birthday cake," PETA said in a statement.

Martin headed a distinguished list of celebrity vegetable-munchers.

They included stars of stage and screen Tobey Maguire, Alicia Silverstone, Natalie Portman, Alec Baldwin, Annie Lennox and Chrissie Hynde.