Vegan celebrities 2021: 55 stars share why they went vegan

Legendary musician Stevie Wonder, who has scooped up an impressive 25  Grammy Awards to date, made the decision to go vegan in 2016 for both health and environmental reasons.

Discussing the benefits of his vegan diet, Wonder said: “I’ve been a vegan for two years, so that’s helped my already good-looking self. I think that eating healthy is important.”

The superstar regularly discusses his vegan lifestyle, even singing a vegan jingle with James Corden on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2017.

Stevie is passionate about spreading the vegan message in order to safeguard the future of our planet. He said: “We have to be about making our planet more greener, the urban areas more sustainable for the children.

“We can’t just talk about it, we have to be about it,” he added.

8. Elliot Page

Actor Elliot Page, best known for his role in iconic teen comedy Juno, has been a vegan for a decade. Dubbed the ‘World’s Sexiest Vegan’ by PETA in 2014, the star is an ethical vegan.

The actor has previously spoken out about the injustices facing farmed animals. In 2011, he tweeted his 1.8million followers to ask why people make fun of vegans.

Sharing his confusion, he questioned why the “inhumane factory farming process regards animals and the natural world merely as commodities to be exploited.”

9. Lewis Hamilton

Five-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has been vegan since 2017. The British racing legend adopted a plant-based diet to aid with his athletic performance and help the environment.

Keen to make the fast-food industry a kinder, greener place, Hamilton has even opened a chain of plant-based burger restaurants, Neat Burger.

Neat Burger opened the doors to its first restaurant just off Regent Street in London last year and has since opened a second branch in Camden Market.

Lewis isn’t the only vegan in his family either as his beloved bulldog Roscoe has also been feeling healthier since switching to a vegan diet.

His furry companion has suffered from health issues in the past which are common amongst the breed. As a result of his vegan diet, Roscoe’s life has been transformed for the better.

Delightedly sharing the good news, Hamilton wrote: “He’s like a puppy again! It’s been amazing to see these changes in Roscoe and I’m so grateful to be able to share this.”

10. Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara has been vegan for almost a decade after ditching animal products in 2011, having eaten a vegetarian diet on and off since she was nine.

Speaking to Coveteur in 2018 about the reasons why she went vegan, Mara revealed a disturbing video was the catalyst.

“About seven years ago, someone sent me this horrible undercover video of a pig, which led me to another horrible video and another horrible video. I went down the YouTube rabbit hole,” she said.

After finding it difficult to find stylish combat boots that weren’t made from leather, Mara co-founded Hiraeth. The vegan clothing line aims to prove that vegan clothing can be stylish without the use of animal materials.

Alongside her clothing line, Mara also narrated the animal rights documentary Dominion with her partner and fellow vegan, Joaquin Phoenix.

The vegan power couple recently announced that they are teaming up with Cowspiracy filmmaker to executive produce a new documentary, The End of Medicine.

This feature-length documentary focuses on ‘how our treatment of the natural world and the animals within it contribute significantly to the spread of infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance.’

11. Lizzo

Singer-songwriter Lizzo is one of the latest vegan celebrities to go vegan after she took the plunge and ditched animal products from her diet in 2020.

The Juice singer had previously followed a vegetarian diet for seven years before taking the plunge and finally going vegan in the summer.

Lizzo first revealed she has gone vegan in a TikTok video shared to her 8 million followers. In the video, Lizzo said: “As a new vegan I’m enjoying exploring flavours from plants & plant-based proteins! Every journey is personal & deserves to be celebrated.”

The Grammy-award winner celebrated her six-month vegan anniversary in October in another TikTok video reflecting on her vegan journey. She also showed fans some of her favourite plant-based recipes in celebration.

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