12 Vegan Celebrities To Follow
Being inspired by environmental and ethical issues, people from diverse backgrounds are following a vegan lifestyle. People may become vegan for ethical, health-related, environmental or moral issues. Someone also becomes vegan simply due to taste. As per Vegan society, Veganism is defined as philosophy and a way of living that excludes all forms of cruelty to animals for food. These celebrities have inspired millions of followers to become a vegan. These celebrities have played an important role in increasing the number of vegan people throughout the world. Popularity of plant based diets has been gaining popularity these days. Many researchers have stated that a plant based diet reduces the risk of cancer, blood pressure, and blood sugar level, so many people are jumping over it.
Why Are Celebrities Going Vegan?
Many popular celebrities are going vegan for various reasons. Some are becoming vegan for health concerns. Some due to appearance perspective. Many celebrities are going vegan as they become aware about cruelty towards animals. A number of vegan celebrities are animal activists. Let’s explore some vegan celebrities.
Vegan Celebrities List
1. Richard Melville Hall
Richard Melville Hall was born on 11th September 1965 and he was professionally known by the name of Moby. He is an American musician, singer, producer and animal rights activist. Moby is one of the most influential high profile vegan celebrities. He has been vegan since 1987. He is a reputed musician and animal advocate native to America. At the age of 19, he first abstained from meat. Moby was highly passionate about vegan food. So, he opened a vegan restaurant named Little Pine in 2015 located in Los Angeles. He donated all of his profit to the organizations working for animal welfare.
2. Sadie Sink
Sadie Sink is a popular American actress. She was born on 16th April 2002. She started acting in theater when she was 11. Sadie Sink has been vegan after many years of starring opposite fellow in their film The Glass Castle. After realizing what goes on in the egg and dairy industries, she becomes vegan. She was also very ethical about her wearing. According to her, she wants to wear such types of clothes that are free from animal products. She strictly abstains from wearing animal based products. She always looks for the composition of the product before using it. She believes that being vegan, you have to avoid animal based products.
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3. Nathalie Emmanuel
Nathalie Emmanuel born on 2 march 1989 is a popular English actress and model. Emmanuel has played the role of Missandei in the popular series Game of Thrones. This role makes her internationally recognized.
Nathalie Emmanuel suffered from migraine headaches during her adulthood. So, she has been looking for the relationship between foods and diseases. After she suffered from migraine, she cut off dairy products from her diet. Nathalie experienced better sleeping after two weeks of turning vegan. Glowing face was another noticeable change that she has after committing herself to veganism. Then, for another two weeks she stayed vegan and found herself more energized and healthier. Then, she never looked back and gradually changed herself to vegan.
After few years when she visited her mother in England and had non-vegan dishes prepared by her mother. Her stomach suffers a lot. So, she has never looked back and stayed healthy by having a vegan diet.
4. Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix is a popular American actor, producer and animal rights activist. He is popular for playing dark and unconventional characters in independent movies. He has received various awards including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Grammy award and two Golden Globe Awards. He has been regarded as the greatest actor of the 21st century by The New York Times in 2020.
As he is also an animal activist and has given Oscars acceptance speeches condemning the fierce dairy industry and slaughterhouses. Delivering his speech on the stage he strongly encouraged people to adopt a plant based diet. According to him, following a plant based diet will lessen the harm to farm animals. In his speech he also stressed that being vegan makes us connected with nature.
5. Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connel born on 18th December 2001 is a Grammy Award winning American singer and songwriter. She is professionally known as Billie Eilish. Before becoming vegan, she stayed vegetarian for a long time. Eilish explained that she became vegan because she loves animals and wanted to lessen the cruelty towards the animals. She pleaded, “Leave animals alone. Damn” to encourage her followers to go vegan.
6. Elliot Page
Elliot Page born on February 21, 1987 is a popular Canadian actor and producer. He was formerly known as Ellen page. He has received various accolades including an Academy Award (Oscar nomination), two BAFTA Awards and Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a satellite award.
He has been vegan for a decade. Being an ethical vegan, he has been nicknamed as ‘World’s Sexiest Vegan’ by PETA in 2014. He has been strongly opposing the injustice towards farm animals.
7. Rooney Mara
Patricia Rooney Mara was born on 17th April, 1985. She is an American actress. She has received various awards including Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress. Mara is also nominated for two Academy awards, a British Academy Film Award and Golden Globe Awards. Mara has a relationship with popular actor Joaquin Phoenix. Rooney has been vegan for a decade. The cruel videos about pigs are what made her change her lifestyle. Being vegan, Mara wanted to wear products that do not contain animal products. She found it very difficult to get leather free stylish combat boots and due to this reason she co-founded Hiraeth. She proved that plant based clothes are even more stylish than animal based products. Beside her clothing line, Mara also narrated the animal rights documentary named Dominion.
8. Alan Cummings
Alan Cumming is a popular Scottish actor. He was born on 27th January 1965. Alan has been following a vegan lifestyle since twelve years ago. Since then, he has been actively engaged in animal rights group PETA to promote animal rights campaigns. Talking about the benefit of being vegan, he said that his skin has been cleared off as he follows a vegan diet. He feels much energized, much cleaner and much younger after abstaining from meat in his diet.
9. Zac Efron
Zachary David Alexander Efron born on 18th October 1987 is a popular American actor. He started his career in the early 2000s. He rose to eminence in the late 2000s for his leading role as Troy Bolton in the high school Musical trilogy. Zac Efron has made major changes in his lifestyle. One of his major changes is transitioning himself to a plant based diet. He credits vegan diet for his slim and healthy physique.
10. Bill Clinton
William Jefferson Clinton born on 19th August 1946 is an American politician. Clinton has served as 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. After an emergency heart surgery in 2010, he became more conscious about his health and ultimately changed his way of life to vegan. According to him, he became vegan to lengthen survival as he wanted to live as grandfather.
11. Mayim Bialik
Mayim Chaya Bialik is an American actress, game show host and author. She was born on 12th December 1975. She is popular for her role on The Big Bang Theory. Mayim is also an author of a vegan cookbook named as “Mayim’s Vegan Table”. She wanted to encourage all of her followers to follow a vegan lifestyle.
12. Snoop Dogg
Calvin Cordozar Broadus was born on 20th October 1971. He was professionally known as Snoop Dogg. He was previously known as Snoop Doggy Dogg. Snoop Dogg is a popular rapper, media personality and an actor. Snoop Dogg is not actually vegan himself, but he does typically eat a plant-based diet and has invested in several plant-based food companies. He was also a spokesperson for Beyond Meat. Snoop has done some great work bridging the gap to veganism for people who currently consume meat. Who knows, maybe “Hey, hey, hey – eat vegan every day!” will be his next big hit!
Celebrity Animal Activist
Many of the vegan celebrities are animal activists. They have been seriously raising the issue of animal cruelty. Joaquin Phoenix condemned fierce dairy industries and slaughterhouses in his popular speech. Following are the some common issues that vegan celebrities are raising nowadays:
· Animal testing
· Climate change
· Fur trade
· Factory farming
Many celebrities have changed themselves to vegan and also they are advocating veganism to encourage their followers to follow a vegan lifestyle. Many star celebrities have mentioned that a vegan diet is responsible for their slimness, healthy physique. Celebrities are strongly opposing the cruelty towards farm animals. Their main aim is to lessen the harm towards animals and make the world fair. Different celebrities have cited different reasons for going vegan. Some stated that they are more conscious about their health issues, some for environmental concerns and some due to their taste. Whatever the reason behind being vegan, the popularity of veganism is increasing day by day. The message that these popular celebrities want to disseminate among us is to avoid animal violence by following veganism and live healthier and more prosperous lives.
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