Last month, I shared 12 of my favorite vegan celebrities. But honestly, why stop at 12? These people are inspiring in so many ways, and I have a ton others to share. So, let’s get right down to it. Do you know who will be on my list? Take your guesses and see for yourself!
#1: Kristen Bell
I. love. Kristen. Bell. Everything about her – from her acting to her intense love of sloths. At a young age, Kristen never enjoyed the taste of meat, which is why she became a vegetarian. Over time, she has adopted a vegan lifestyle, and that makes me so happy. She was also named PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian in 2013 – alongside her husband, Dax Shepard. Supercouple alert!!
Inspiring Quote: “Part of my becoming a vegetarian was that I would look at my burger, then look at my dogs, and I wasn’t able to see a difference.”
#2: Alec Baldwin
Funny man, Alec Baldwin, doesn’t think environmental issues are a joke! One of the main reasons why Alec went vegan was due to his responsibility for the health of the planet. He is also the narrator for PETA’s video, “Meet Your Meat.”
Inspiring Quote: “Every time sitting at a dining table, we make a choice. Please choose vegetarianism. Do it for the animals. Do it for the environment and for the sake of your own health.”
#3: Peter Dinklage
The Game of Thrones star has been a vegetarian since his teens, and there is no end in sight. Most recently, he featured in PETA’s video about veganism, Face Your Food.
Inspiring Quote: “I love animals. All animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog — or a chicken, or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian.”
#4: Mike Tyson
Gone vegan in 2010, 100 lbs lighter now! Tyson’s reason to go vegan was for his health.
Inspiring Quote:“Becoming a vegan gave me another opportunity to live a healthy life. I was so congested from all the drugs and bad cocaine, I could hardly breathe, [I had] high blood pressure, [was] almost dying [and had] arthritis. And once I became a vegan all that stuff diminished.”
Morrissey of The Smiths has been a vegan since he was 11, and soon learned more about the meat industry. He is very passionate about animal-cruelty, and even wrote a song: Meat is Murder.
Inspiring Quote: “Eating meat is the most disgusting thing I can think of. It’s like biting into your grandmother.”
#6: Travis Barker
Here I go again with my blink-favoritism. The drummer went vegan after his near-death experience plane crash in 2008. The experience was a wake-up call. While Travis went vegan for a while, he is known to incorporate eggs into his diet during tour for extra protein. Vegetarianism looks good on you, Trav!
Inspiring Quote: “I’ve been vegan since I got out of the hospital… It’s another eye opener. It changed my life in a number of ways.”
#7: Alanis Morissette
The singer became vegan in 2009 after feeling overweight and unhealthy. Though she is vegan 80% of the time, she listens to what her body wants.
Inspiring Quote: “I realized I want to live till I’m 120. There’s a lifestyle that I am now happily creating that can, as best as is possible, prevent most forms of cancer and other diseases.”
#8: Tobey Maguire
Spidey!! Vegetarian since 1992, gone vegan in 2009. PETA named him the Sexiest Vegetarian in 2002.
Inspiring Quote:“It’s never really been that hard for me. I’ve never had any desire to eat meat. In fact, when I was a kid I would have a really difficult time eating meat at all.”
#9: Lea Michele
The glee star adopted a vegan lifestyle for both health and animal reasons. She is a huge advocate when it comes to animal-cruelty, too. Though she has admitted to caving in for cheese every once in a while, she is always a vegetarian.
Inspiring Quote: “It’s about being good to your body and the planet. I’m a foodie, but I think it’s much more fun to find things on the menu that are good for me.”
#10: Russell Brand
A long-time vegetarian, Russell Brand made the final push to veganism in 2011 after watching Forks Over Knives. This is an amazing documentary, people! Russell knows what’s up.
Inspiring Quote: “I don’t see why someone should lose their life just so you can have a snack.”
#11: Jared Leto
Jared Leto and the rest of his band (30 Seconds to Mars) are vegan! Jared has been vegetarian since he was a teenager, and made the big switch to a vegan lifestyle just a few years later after learning about the dairy industry – specifically pus in the milk!
Inspiring Quote: “I’m a vegan. I respect the environment and I do my best to spread the importance of such an issue.”
#12: Portia de Rossi
We had Ellen last most, so it only makes sense to feature her wonderful wife, Portia! Both her and Ellen decided to go vegan together, and they are not looking back.
Inspiring Quote: “We are just both very happy. It feels like such a compassionate choice. We are such animal lovers, why stop short of cows and chickens? It didn’t make any sense.”
Another great list of great people – and don’t forget to check out this list of hot vegan guys ;) Who inspires you? xx Bianca