Call them the great liberators! Lea Michele and Gabe Saporta have been touted for being animal-friendly celebrities…
The 25-year-old part-Spanish Glee star and 32-year-old Uruguayan Cobra Starship front man have been nominated for the top Libby award, by PETA’s youth division, peta2.
Michele and Saporta are both nominated in the Top Animal Friendly Celebrity category. The other nominees are Jackass star Steve-O, Victorious star Daniella Monet
Michele is recognized for her efforts to raise awareness about the cruel mistreatment of horses used for carriage rides in New York City.
Meanwhile, Saporta has been hailed peta2’s Sexiest Vegetarian in the past.
Other nominees in the various categories for the 6th annual Libbys, or Liberation Awards, include Ke$ha and Justin Bieber.
“Our nominees have all worked hard to shine their spotlights on a variety of important animal issues,” says peta2 Division Manager Marta Holmberg. “As our accomplished stars demonstrate, compassion isn’t just a virtue – it’s also a road to success.”
Fans can vote for their favorite animal-friendly stars at peta2.com until this Friday, December 23. The winners will be announced on January 17, 2012.
Click here for a complete look at this year’s nominees.