13 Celebs You Had No Idea Were Vegan
By Casey Austin
1. Ariana Grande
Ariana has been vegan since 2013 after simply realizing she loved animals too much. She told the Mirror, "I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding." Since she announced her choice to follow a vegan diet she’s been a prominent activist in the community.
2. Sadie Sink
The young Stranger Things star recently called herself a "passionate vegan" in an interview with Just Jared. Who convinced her to go from vegetarian to vegan? Her co-star in The Glass Castle, Woody Harrelson!
3. Ruby Rose
Ruby has tweeted in the past that "I don’t do dairy but I’m not vegan because I wear leather.. Something else I need to really reconsider." Even though she doesn’t practice a complete vegan lifestyle, she does eat a vegan diet. The Pitch Perfect 3 star also urged her Twitter followers in March of 2017 to turn "vegan or at least vegetarian" to combat climate change.
4. Stevie Wonder
At one of Global Green’s Annual Pre-Oscar Party, Stevie told AOL, "I’ve been vegan for two years, so that’s helped my already good-looking self." Stevie's got jokes! He also sang about veganism on his Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show.
5. Ellie Goulding
If you follow Ellie on social media, you know she is no stranger to promoting a healthy lifestyle. Her Instagram is filled with fitness inspiration that will make anyone get up off the couch and go for a run. Ellie credits her vegan diet and intense fitness regime to her new-found body confidence.
6. Jared Leto
Do you actually know how old Jared Leto is? 46. Yup... he’s 46 years old. If you, like me, thought he was not a day older than 35, you won’t be surprised to find out that he’s been vegan/vegetarian for over 20 years. He claims he's not actually a vegan, but a cheagan. He told Rolling Stone
"I’m actually a cheagan, a cheating vegan," going on to say that he never ever eats meat but will eat a cookie if someone gave him one.
7. Miley Cyrus
If you didn’t know about this one you must live under a rock. After all, she has an album all about her dead pets. Miley thanks her pets (currently cats, dogs and even pigs) for opening her eyes and giving her a reason to go vegan. In July of 2017 she posted a photo on Instagram captioned "Vegan for life" with the vegan "V" symbol used to represent vegan food on labels. Miley’s fiancé Liam Hemsworth also became vegan in 2015. A power vegan couple.
8. Alicia Silverstone
As if! Alicia, one of the OG Hollywood vegans, writes about the benefits of being vegan on her blog The Kind Life. Not only does the blog share vegan recipes, but it also highlights the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle and how to do so. Alicia is so not clueless.
9. Jenna Dewan Tatum
When Jenna was just 10 or 11, she saw a show about slaughterhouses and immediately went vegetarian the next day. 22 years later in 2013 she went full-on vegan. Not only does she eat a vegan diet, but she leads a full vegan lifestyle by not using animal-tested products or wearing clothes made out of animals such as leather and furs.
10. Jessica Chastain
Jessica went from vegetarian to vegan in 2007 after not having eaten meat for 15 years. She told PETA, "I don’t want to torture anything. It’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world." Jessica even bought her mom a food truck so she could sell her own vegan food!
11. Tobey Maguire
So... is Spiderman vegan? Toby says in an interview with Parade Magazine that he always had a hard time eating meat, even when he was a kid. He’s been vegetarian since 1992 and vegan since 2009.
12. Woody Harrelson
The Hunger Games star says being vegan is as simple as having compassion. "In this world that is spinning madly out of control, we have to realize that we’re all related."
13. Carrie Underwood
No wonder she looks so good! In an interview with Women's Health, the fitness guru and country singer says she's been vegetarian for over a decade but became vegan a few years ago after she discovered she was lactose-intolerant. She’s not shy to say she’s a "practical vegan," meaning if food has a little bit of cheese on top, she’ll still eat it. She also admits to SELF that she eats egg whites once in a while when tour gets really crazy.