15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Vegan

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Ariana Grande, international pop star whose hits include Problem and Side to Side. She told Mirror in an interview:

I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding. But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person. It is tricky dining out, but I just stick to what I know — veggies, fruit and salad — then when I get home I’ll have something else.

Waka Flocka, rapper whose hits include Round of Applause and No Hands. He wrote in an Instagram post:

Why do you eat meat???? If the food gone kill me in the long run I DONT WANT IT #ThatsWhyImVegan DONT KNOCK IT WITHOUT TRYING #IMJUSTSAYING

Ellen DeGeneres, comedian and host of The Ellen Show.

I personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were living things, with feelings. And I just couldn’t disconnect myself from it any longer.


Wilson Chandler, professional basketball player with the Denver Nuggets. Here’s what he told Sports Illustrated:

I’ve always had a pretty healthy diet, but after dealing with several injuries, I wanted to find a diet that would help with inflammation.

Dr. Wareham, a vegan cardiothoracic surgeon who retired at the age of 95!

Mike Tyson, former heavyweight champion.

Russell Simmons of Def Jam Recordings.

If BBQ beef is 30% of your protein, that’s like smoking 20 cigarettes a day.

Liam Hemsworth, actor. Here’s what he said about veganism in an interview with Men’s Fitness magazine.

You’re a carnivore who recently adopted a vegan diet. What ultimately made you decide to do that?

My own health, and after all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals, I couldn’t continue to eat meat. The more I was aware of, the harder and harder it was to do. About six months ago I went and saw a nutritionist to do a blood-diet analysis. He basically told me, based on my blood type and all the other different little tests they do, that red meat was good for me, and I should eat a lot more red meat and various other foods. So I started doing that, and the more red meat I ate, the worse I felt. At the same time, I have a lot of friends who are vegan. [Hunger Games co-star] Woody Harrelson was actually one of the original reasons I became vegan, because he’s been vegan for, I don’t know, 30 years or something. So, with the facts I was gathering, and then just how I was physically feeling, I felt like I had to do something different, so I adopted this vegan-diet lifestyle. It’s been almost five months now.

Miley Cyrus, pop star, actress, and philanthropist who has been super vocal about veganism and animal rights issues.

Dennis Kucinich, former U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States.

Watch this video if you’d like to hear him explain his decision.

Stevie Wonder, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

James Cromwell, actor, became vegan after filming the movie Babe.

Alicia Silverstone, the actress from the movie Clueless. She has an amazing website dedicated to this topic: thekindlife.com.

Jennifer Lopez was vegan for a few months to lose her baby weight.

There are SO MANY more vegan celebrities. The list overwhelming! Even Brad Pitt is vegan. Here’s a list of some celebrity vegans not included in this post, if you’re interested.

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