Thandie Newton attends the UK Premiere of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' at Odeon Streatham on April 8, 2014 in London, England

Thandie Newton attends the UK Premiere of ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ at Odeon Streatham on April 8, 2014 in London, England

*Thandie Newton has a new title.

The U.K. branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has selected the actress as its Sexiest Vegan of 2014.

The actress was awarded the prize in recognition of her efforts in promoting plant-based eating and compassion for animals.

“I don’t want any kind of suffering of any living form,” she said in a statement. “Animals are being pumped full of growth hormones which are then getting fed to our kids. And it’s affecting the water, environment.”

British boxer David Haye, who went vegan at the start of 2014 after watching a farming documentary, was also honored. They’ll each receive a box of vegan chocolates and a framed certificate.