You sometimes get the impressions that you’re all alone when you’re vegan… Family dinners, nights out with friends at the restaurant or happy hours after work are all moments when you can feel under scrutiny, as people ask you questions about your eating habits. Luckily, many celebrities are vegans! They can use their fame to spread the word about the diet and lifestyle they chose. Here are 10 celebrities that are vegan – who knows, you might be surprised to learn a few of them are!
Billie Eilish grew up in a vegetarian family in Highland Park, Los Angeles. In 2014, she decided to go a step further and to make the transition to veganism. The young singer even created, in collaboration with UberEats, a road trip map featuring stops at her favorite vegan restaurants across the USA. These included ATX Food Co. in Austin, Café Gratitude in Los Angeles, Love Life Café in Miami, and By Chloe. in New York.
The famous bodybuilder, actor and politician has transitioned to a 99% vegan diet. His fridge is full of almond milk and of plant-based protein sources. He has been a strong voice in the fight against the myth that high-performing athletes need to eat red meat, even taking part in the alternative-diet documentary film The Game Changers.
Miley Cyrus has been vegan since 2014. On top of eating vegan, she is an advocate for a cruelty-free lifestyle and, more particularly, cruelty-free fashion. She encourages buying vintage and clothes made from new, innovative eco-fabrics. She even collaborates with her favorite designers (Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney) to dream up bespoke outfits made in accordance with her values.
Actor Peter Dinklage had been vegetarian for 15 years before he went fully vegan in 2014. The meat you see him eat in certain Game of Thrones scenes is in fact… tofu! He is also an advocate for veganism at large, and has narrated the PETA-produced short film Face Your Food.
Model and actress Pamela Anderson is probably one of the most well-known vegan activists. Throughout the years, she has made the headlines for her participation in varied PERA efforts, most memorably by posing naked for their “I’d rather be naked than wear fur” campaign.
The star of the British series Sherlock mentioned his plant-based diet in three different interviews during the press tour promoting the Avengers: Infinity War movie in 2018. There’s no doubt about it – he’s a confirmed vegan!
The famous tennis star went vegan after being diagnosed with Sjögren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease. Her doctor recommended a raw, vegan diet, which she enthusiastically embarked on in the hope of maintaining her performance on the court. She has since dropped the raw component of her diet, saying it was unsustainable, but is still eating plant-based.
Heartthrob Zac Efron has spoken to Teen Vogue in 2018 about his vegan diet. According to him, going vegan completely changed the way his body worked and how it metabolized food. He said he had more energy, and that he was sleeping better. This dietary change has also had a positive impact on his performance at the gym.
Natalie Portman hasn’t eaten meat since she was 9 years old. In 2011, after reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals, she became vegan on the spot. The proof that this book has had a lasting impact on her? She co-produced and narrated its big-screen adaptation! It’s clear she takes veganism to heart.
F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has chosen to adopt a vegan diet for environmental reasons. He says his health has never been better and that he has no problem maintaining his muscle mass even without eating meat. He is such an ardent supporter of veganism that he has even invested in a London-based, vegan restaurant chain serving nothing but plant-based burgers!
We applaud these celebrities that use their influence power to increase awareness of the vegan diet and lifestyle, and help promote the advantages of going vegan. They contribute to normalize a lifestyle that, ultimately, just amounts to being kind.