Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Vegan

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BetMGM Jan 31, 2023, 6:21 AM

To get the maximum pleasure from playing online slots or other online casino games, you want to ensure you’re in good physical health. Perhaps a vegan diet is the way to go. There are many celebrities that are vegan for this very reason. Who are some famous vegan stars and what can we learn from their journeys to adopt a vegan eating plan?

Venus Williams

Professional tennis player Venus Williams was diagnosed in 2011 with Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue and joint pain. She reports never having felt better since sticking to a plant-based diet for over a decade now. Williams says that she has more energy on the court and that veganism has also helped her to maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, she is a big advocate for animal rights, so she is also vegan for ethical reasons. She is certainly not in the minority when it comes to famous people who are vegan – there are so many others. 

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik, famous for her role in The Big Bang Theory, is also the author of a vegan cookbook, Mayim’s Vegan Table. Bialik is passionate about presenting plant-based options in a non-threatening way. She feels strongly about vegan eating, both to prevent environmental negatives and to promote animal welfare.  

Katy Perry

The “Queen of Camp” decided to embrace a vegan diet in 2021. She claimed to be about 95% ready to go 100% vegan. Perry also loves Las Vegas and was presented with the key to this famous gambling city last year. 

Bill Clinton

The list of vegan celebrities would not be complete without some big-name politicians. The 42nd president of the US made some important decisions after his emergency heart surgery in 2010. He decided to focus on his health and that led him to become a vegan. Clinton chose a diet that he felt would best maximize his chance of long-term survival. 

Miley Cyrus

The year 2014 was when Miley Cyrus chose to become a vegan. The singer-actress connects her food choices to her passion for sustainable fashion. She told Vogue that fabulous fashion doesn’t have to include torture. This vegan star included delicious vegan mac and cheese and even vegan fried chicken on the menu when she tied the knot in 2018 with Liam Hemsworth. 

James Cromwell

Here’s a case of art influencing life. You might remember Cromwell as the duck-killing Farmer Hoggett in Babe, but this experience of wielding an ax alongside his animal co-stars had an intense impact on him. He made the leap to veganism after being a vegetarian for many years. Cromwell even joined forces with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to protest how orcas were treated at SeaWorld. He has been arrested a number of times for his animal rights activism. 

Daryl Hannah

Remember Hannah as the acrobatic replicant punk android Pris in Blade Runner (1982) who wanted to live beyond her allotted years? This willowy vegan actress has been committed to her plant-based diet since age 11. She is also an activist who says that going vegan (or vegetarian) is a simple way for individuals to lower their environmental impact. She states that factory farms produce huge amounts of pollution and methane, which have a more potent effect than carbon. 

Peter Dinklage

This vegan celebrity had a clever trick for his Game of Thrones meals – he would supposedly swap any meat products for tofu. It was virtually impossible for viewers to pick up the difference. Dinklage has recently switched to veganism after enjoying a vegetarian lifestyle for many years. 

Laverne Cox

American actress and LGBT advocate star Laverne Cox announced she was vegan on Twitter in 2017. She has also developed a vegan nail polish line named Celebrate Yourself. This vegan star was the first trans woman nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Orange Is the New Black

Benedict Cumberbatch

Did you know that before Cumberbatch became an actor, he was a perfumer? Besides unusual professions, he was also named PETA’s Most Beautiful Vegan in 2018. When he was promoting his Avengers movie, Cumberbatch explained that his plant-based diet keeps him in shape for all the action scenes he’s required to perform. He had actually kept his vegan diet under wraps for years. 

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