OUTKAST star ANDRE 3000 has made history by becoming the first hip-hop star to be voted the World's Sexiest Vegetarian in the PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS' (PETA) annual poll.

The HEY YA! hitmaker picked up the title alongside actress ALICIA SILVERSTONE, narrowly edging out such stars as Noah Wyle, Pamela Anderson, KIM BASINGER, Moby, and previous winners Tobey Maguire, Josh Hartnett, Lauren Bush, Natalie Portman and Shania Twain.

Andre 3000, real name Andre Benjamin, apparently plans to avoid meat for life - when he was recently asked how he would like to spend his last day on Earth, he replied, "I'd probably go for a great meal - some broccoli probably, because I'm a vegetarian."

More than 12,000 people voted in the PETA poll, held on PETA.ORG.

15/07/2004 02:17