In the past few years, it seems that the vegan lifestyle has become increasingly popular. Diet trends come and go but veganism looks like it is here to stay. There are many reasons to become vegan, but the most prominent are due to concerns for the impact the agricultural industry has on the environment, and concerns for the rights of animals.
Getting started on the road to veganism can be a tricky one: which foods can you eat? Which foods can’t you eat? Will I enjoy food as much? How can I get used to not eating meat? There can be a lot of uncertainty going into the vegan life but there are a lot of resources to help, such as this vegan beginners guide by deliveroo.co.uk as well as apps to help you stay on the vegan path even when you’re on a night out such as vegaholic.com, which tells you which alcohols are vegan-friendly.
Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of celebrities who now adopt a vegan lifestyle, so let’s look at ten of those who choose to live on a plant-based diet.
1. Ellen Page
Ellen Page has been a vegan long before it became trendy and she’s been pretty vocal about it, and has even taken to sharing her views on veganism on Twitter. She was crowned PETA’s sexiest vegetarian celebrity back in 2014.
2. Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie has enjoyed a successful music and acting career and is also a long-time vegan. He told Samaritan Magazine that “The only thing I ever really care about is animals – animal causes.”
3. Ruby Rose
The Orange is the New Black star was actually named as one of PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrities of 2017. She has also been vocal about her support for saving the planet with veganism, tweeting, “We can be the change”.
4. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is another long-time vegan and is sticking to her guns when it comes to her plant-based lifestyle, saying “I’d eat dirt before an animal.”
5. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is another firm believer in an entirely plant-based lifestyle, stating that it can “expand your life and make you an all-around happier person”.
6. Jared Leto
The singer-turned-actor is also a vegan and accredits his youthful complexion to his vegan lifestyle, saying that it “helps the preservation process”.
7. Lea Michele
The Glee actress has lived a largely vegan lifestyle ever since she moved out to Los Angeles for her starring role and even has an entirely vegan household, though she has admitted to sometimes eating animal products from time to time.
8. Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson began his vegan lifestyle after he was told that cutting out dairy products would help clear up his acne over 20 years ago and has remained a vegan ever since!
9. Joan Jett
The frontwoman The Runaways and a successful music artist has been vegan ever since the 1980s, and has been a strong and outspoken advocate against animal cruelty and concern for the environment ever since.
The mysterious singer is also a vegan and has been since 2014. She announced her change from vegetarianism to veganism on Twitter, stating that she is “fully vegan now”.