Vegan Celebrities – List of Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Vegan.
Vegan Celebrities Part 1…
Pamela Anderson has always been emotionally connected to animals. She became a vegetarian at the age of 11 as a result of her father’s hunting. Later in her career she was introduced to PETA where she was exposed to slaughterhouses, pushing her towards veganism. Dairy was the last thing she gave up and swears “everything improved” – digestion, skin, and hair.
In recent years Zac Efron has become a vegan, he even credits veganism for his svelte physique: “That’s [veganism] completely changed the way that my body works, and the way that I metabolize food, the way it turns into energy, the way that I sleep. It’s been brilliant. It’s been great for my exercise, and great for my routine,” he told Teen Vogue.
Miley has never been one to shy away from her ever changing lifestyle choices but her path to veganism in 2014 was slightly more subtle than the rest. After the death of her dog, Floyd, her animal eating days were over. Surprisingly, although there were various subtle hints on her Instagram it actually took her about a year to publicly announce her veganism. The singer’s Instagram feed is full of posts about vegan meals and how important it is to respect animals. PETA even called her a “super vegan” and the “veganest vegan to ever vegan.”
Between Miley Cyrus and Woody Harrelson, Hemsworth had a lot of close people in his life who are vegan. He told Men’s Fitness, “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. So, with the facts I was gathering, and then just how I was physically feeling, I felt like I had to do something different.”
Jay-Z & Beyoncé
Joining the long list of vegan celebrities – albeit for a three-week duration only – is Jay-Z, who announced his plans to go vegan on his Life & Times blog. The rapper wrote: “On December 3rd 2013, one day before my 44th birthday, I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!! I will post my progress… Any professional vegans out there that have any great food spots please help out! Please ha. I don’t know what happens after Christmas. A semi-vegan, a full plant-based diet? Or just a spiritual and physical challenge? We’ll see…” The rapper also added that his wife Beyoncé would be joining him, too.
In early 2018, Beyonce announced her decision to go vegan as she prepared for her performance at Coachella 2018, and invited fans to join her. This was the second time the singer went vegan.
The Game of Thrones star has been vegetarian for many years, and recently made the switch to veganism, according to Veganuary. When he has to eat on-screen for a GoT scene, he reportedly swaps any meat products for tofu, and it’s nearly impossible for viewers to see the difference.
Jennifer Lopez says that going vegan has given her loads of energy. “It’s basically no dairy, no meat, everything is just plant based and just from the ground. I love that I’m eating more greens. It makes you feel so much better.”
J-Lo said she’d recommend it, but has one regret: “Butter is the one thing I miss! Butter makes everything taste better.”
No surprises here then… Legendary dance musician Moby has been consistently vocal about his vegan beliefs, even naming his 1996 album Animal Rights and opening a vegan café called TeaNY (closed in 2015) in New York. “Veganism should be a happy thing, not a miserable one. And we shouldn’t make people feel bad or guilty for their lifestyle choices, even if they reject veganism,” he said. The musician and famous vegan of over 30 years wrote about his decision to become vegan in Rolling Stone, explaining, “My reason for becoming a vegetarian was simple: I loved (and love) animals and I don’t want to be involved in anything that leads to or contributes to their suffering … Then I thought, ‘I don’t want to contribute to animal suffering. But the cows and chickens in commercial dairy and egg farms are pretty miserable, so why am I still eating milk and eggs?’ So in 1987 I gave up all animal products and became a vegan. Simply so that I could eat and live in accordance with my beliefs that animals have their own lives, that they’re entitled to their own lives and that contributing to animal suffering is something that I don’t want to be a part of.”
Another addition to vegan celebrities country superstar, credits her youthful appearance to her carb-free vegetarian diet, which includes a mixture of raw, whole-food items with an emphasis on greens and nuts.
The “Bleeding Love” singer has been a vegetarian for most of her life and announced she was going vegan back in 2012. Lewis is passionate about animal welfare and has been a long time activist for PETA, specifically targeting the cruelty involved in the production of leather.
Legendary rapper, producer, and leader of the Wu-Tang Clan tells PETA he’s vegan in part because “it doesn’t make sense to put “dead flesh” into a “live body.”
The former Blink 182 drummer has been vegetarian for years, but recently went vegan following a health scare. “I went to the doctor and found that I had eight ulcers in my stomach, and then I found that I had a condition from it, from excessive smoking. I [also] had pre-cancerous cells in my throat. Right there, that was a game changer … I quit everything immediately. It’s made a difference.”
Five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton proudly declares himself plant-based on his Instagram profile.
The professional NBA star adopted a vegan diet in 2017 and says making the switch has improved his game.
Not only is the “Game of Thrones” star a longtime vegan, but she’s also an activist, speaking out for animals. She recently took to Instagram to encourage her fans to avoid elephant tourist attractions that exploit animals. She has spoken out against tests on animals, and she shares delicious vegan meal ideas and workout photos with her 3.4 million Instagram followers.
On the benefits of going vegan, Simon Cowell says, “If I was on a one to ten scale of being handsome, I was an eight [before] and now I’ve gone to an 11.” The 60-year-old music industry mogul and TV talent show judge has ditched animals’ flesh, milk, and eggs – and as a result, he’s said goodbye to excess body fat, too.
The two Vegan Celebrities, both pro tennis players. Venus credits the raw food diet for allowing her to stay on top of her game despite being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease: Once I started, I fell in love with the concept of fuelling your body in the best way possible,” she told Health. Serena went on a very strict diet after giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia. Talking at a Wimbledon press conference, Serena said, “I was vegan, I didn’t eat sugar!” The results of her change in diet didn’t take effect until she stopped breast feeding, commenting, “ I lost 10 pounds in a week when I stopped. I just kept dropping.”