Being a Vegan & Vegetarian is getting mighty trendy this year ( Hell yeah baby !).
From Beyoncé to Jay-Z adopting a part-time vegan diet to British PM Jeremy Corbyn celebrating 20 years of vegetarian-ism are good thing for Mother Nature... and her furry buddies.
When it comes to our environment, health, and the rights of animals, adopting a vegan diet is an all-around win. Yes, eating & using vegan beauty products might also make you look great, and if that's the motivation for some people and celebrities who are vegan, then I say whatever diminishes the animal agriculture industry : just go for it .
Celebrities like Gwynelth Paltrow or Madonna have definitely helped promoting that healthy Vegan Lifestyle over the years. However, wether they’ve adopted veganism partially or fully is an other story altogether.
If you look up the Wikipedia page listing vegan celebrities, a quick Google fact check will reveal that it's not exactly accurate. Of course, it's a full-time job to keep track of which celebrities are currently vegan, especially when their habits and stances may be changing quickly. Luckily, my contacts at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have someone whose job is to do just that. I got in touch, asking for the most up-to-date list of verified vegan celebrities they have, and here's a list of just some of the many celebrity names they sent me.
So here you go. As of this article's publication, here are 32 celebrities who are “ certified vegan “ :
Page is a longtime vegan who's outspoken about her reasons for the lifestyle, the main one being her core belief in social justice. As if she couldn't get anymore crush-worthy.
PETA Lik-O-Meter : 8/10
The actress has been a a vegetarian for over 15 years, and a vegan for eight.
PETA Lik-O-Meter : 9/10
Grande has been vegan since 2013, and explained her decision to Mirror this way: "I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding. But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person." It sounds [vegan]-cheesy, but it's true.
PETA Lik-O-Meter : 5/10
Miley has been vegan since 2014, and says her pet fish and pig inspired her to make the switch. "I realized these are intelligent animals," she told Jimmy Fallon. Her pig is also vegan.
PETA Lik-O-Meter : 7/10
Perhaps it's Miley's influence? Hemsworth actually mostly credits Hunger Games costar Woody Harrelson with opening up his mind. "I have a lot of friends who are vegan. Woody Harrelson was actually one of the original reasons I became vegan, because he’s been vegan for, I don’t know, 30 years or something," Hemsworth told Men's Health.
"After all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals, I couldn’t continue to eat meat. The more I was aware of, the harder and harder it was to do.
PETA Lik-O-Meter : 6/10
During an interview with AOL at Global Green's Annual Pre-Oscar Party, Stevie Wonder sang the praises of a vegan lifestyle.
"I've been a vegan for two years, so that's helped my already good-looking self," he joked. "I think that eating healthy is important."
The legendary musician also expressed how veganism relates to a cause he deeply cares about: the environment. “I’m motivating people to do something about how we’re living on this planet,”
PETA Lik-O-Meter : 7/10
God, as if he weren't cool enough, The Game of Thrones star also been a vegetarian since childhood, and is now a vegan, according to PETA. Vegans are coming ! PETA Lik-O-Meter : 6/10
Gore's recent decision to forgo animal products surfaced as an offhand reference in a Forbes magazine piece about Hampton Creek Foods, an upscale vegan product line carried in Whole Foods. PETA's Lik-O-meter : 10/10