British rocker Seal has beat out a list of celebrity fathers to be named Hollywood's most honourable new dad.

On 12 September (05), Seal became a first-time biological father when his wife Heidi Klum gave birth to their son HENRY.

But in a special poll for USA Today, SALLY LEE, editor-in-chief of Parents magazine, states that the singer should be praised for his willingness to accept LENI, Klum's daughter from a previous relationship, as his own.

Lee says, "Of this group, he seems to be the most hands-on dad, doing everything from changing diapers to wiping snotty noses. He also sings great lullabies."

While Seal, 42, received five votes in the poll - beating out Ben Affleck, Heath Ledger, new stepdad Ashton Kutcher and Brad Pitt, who recently filed to adopt Angelina Jolie's children - Britney Spears' husband KEVIN FEDERLINE scored a zero.

Lee explains, "He left a woman (Shar Jackson) who was pregnant, smoked when Britney was pregnant and partied after Britney gave birth."