Veganism is now “in style” and there are a ton of celebrities jumping on the vegan train. But, there were some celebrities you didn’t know were vegan before it was cool.
Here are my 10 favorite vegan celebrities.
1. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande has been vegan since 2013 I believe. And well, she has certainly made it very clear that she likes animals way more than humans.
Thank u, Ari, for your honesty. Next.
2. Jaden Smith
Jaden really is an icon living, especially because he’s vegan. He even opened a vegan food truck in Skid Row in Los Angeles which gives out free vegan food to homeless people.
He knows how people of all financial backgrounds need access to healthy food, and that following a plant-based diet is the best thing anyone can do to lower the risk or reverse diseases like heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and some cancers.
What an icon.
3. Billie Eilish
Billie is the new kid on the block and quickly becoming a worldwide sensation. People know her for her interesting and slightly creepy lyrics.
I’m not sure how long she’s been vegan but she’s talked about it in multiple interviews. Recently, she reposted a video on Instagram with a fiery caption (video link at the bottom of the page).
She said she usually keeps her mouth shut about these things because she doesn’t want to shove her beliefs in everyone’s face, “But man.. if you can watch the videos that I just posted and not give a f*ck that its YOU contributing by LITERALLY EATING the creatures that are being fully tortured just for your pleasure. I feel sorry for you.”
She also talked about how just one person making a change can help and I totally agree with her.
4. Mena Massoud
You know the new Aladdin movie? Well my friends, Aladdin is vegan. Mena Massoud plays Aladdin and has been vegan for a few years now.
He founded a company called Evolving Vegan which isn’t about labels, but about our fellow species, our planet, and our health. He’s super healthy and so, so inspiring.
5. Money Man
Money Man is an up-and-coming Atlanta-based rapper. He has featured Young Thug, Akon, Gucci Mane, Secret Society, and others in his songs.
He actually mentions veganism in his rap songs, along with the usual rap stuff. I don’t personally listen to him but my brother loves him.
6. Peter Dinklage
You might know Peter from X-Men or Game of Thrones (Tyrion Lannister)-he’s a great actor.
Peter was vegetarian for over 15 years but went vegan not too long ago. Apparently he even switches any of the meat he has to eat on Game of Thrones to tofu and alternative meats, which is so cool!
And for you Game of Thrones fans, apparently there are a lot of vegans on the set.
- Maisie Willians (Arya Stark) is vegan
- Jerome Flynn (Bronx) is vegan
- Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) is vegan
- Bella Ramsey (Leanna Mormont) is vegan
- Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) is vegetarian
7. Woody Harrelson
Do you remember him? He plays Haymitch in Hunger Games, the hypnotist in Now You See Me, and is in a host of other movies. And he’s so cute!
He’s been vegan for over 30 years and eats mostly raw vegan. Woody even opened up the world’s first organic vegan beer garden! That’s in addition to another company he co-owns which is a Canadian tree-free paper company. What an inspiring guy. <3
If I would have known he was vegan, I would have switched over sooner. And apparently that’s what happened to Thandie Newton and Liam Hemsworth when they worked with him.
8. Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth
Miley has been vegan since 2014.
She went vegan because she realized “[her] pet fish was highly intelligent”. She would come home and the Blowfish would get excited and go to the side of the tank. Then, when she went to a sushi restaurant and they served blowfish she thought about how it was an intelligent animal. This made her think differently about the food she was eating.
Liam has been vegan since 2015 and mostly credits Woody Harrelson for showing him the way. Hemsworth found out how animals are treated and decided not to support that anymore. He also plants his own vegetables in his garden in Malibu. Could he be any more perfect?
9. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is an amazing actress and definitely one of my favorite celebrities you didn’t know were vegan.
She became vegetarian when she was 9 because, “you know, you watch cartoons and animals have feelings and talk to each other. (…) You think of them as emotive creatures, not as dinner.”
She‘s been vegan for a long time, excluding the stint when she was pregnant and went back to vegetarian eating. I didn’t look into why she did that because she’s vegan again and so are her kids.
10. Jessica Chastain
I know her from Interstellar and The Martian, but she’s also in Dark Phoenix and Zero Dark Thirty.
Jessica was vegetarian or 15 years before going vegan in 2007. She didn’t want to contribute to any cruelty in the world and wanted her lifestyle to reflect that.
## 15 other celebrities you didn’t know were vegan…
- Mayim Bialik who has a vegan cookbook
- Mike Tyson
- Benedict Cumberbath
- Al Gore
- Venus and Serena Williams
- Jhené Aiko
- Ellie Goulding
- John Sally
- Stevie Wonder
- Evanna Lynch
- Ellen Page
Celebrities you didn’t know were vegan before it was cool
Most of these celebrities were vegan before it was cool, and have been animal activists for a long time. It’s awesome to see all different types of people who are vegan and realize there isn’t just one type of vegan. Some of them are inspiring, insanely cool people.
These are some of my favorite celebrities you didn’t know were vegan, but what about yours? Who are some of the vegan celebrities you look up to? Let me know in the comments below!
If you’re interested in learning more about what vegan is, check out What Is A Vegan?
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