9 Famous Vegan People Who May Surprise You

Veganism and vegetarianism are now widely practiced by millions of people around the globe. These types of diet has become the mainstay of people who want to maintain good health and, at the same time, avoid killing farm animals for meat.

Veganism is not a novel idea, and in some cultures, it has been practiced for centuries. But these days, veganism has become a fad among celebrities and famous people, who in turn inspire other people to also become vegans.

Here are nine of the most famous vegans on the planet:

1. Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion, became a vegan about a decade ago. Keep in mind that this was a person, who at one time in his life, only ate meat. Tyson’s reasons for going vegan were purely for the health benefits this lifestyle offers. He claims that he wanted a major change in his life, and veganism was the way to go since it makes him feel healthier and stronger.


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2. Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney, the former Beatle, is a long-time vegetarian. For decades he has campaigned for animal rights and has contributed a significant amount of money for the welfare of animals globally.

Today besides making music, he also inspires others to become vegans for ethical reasons. The important thing to note about McCartney’s form of veganism is that it is driven not just by the need for a healthier body, but for protecting animal rights.


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3. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman became a vegan nearly twenty years ago after reading a book on “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran.  The book made her aware of the sad fate that awaits factory animals, and she wanted to do her part to make the lives of animals better. She is also an avid pet lover and an overall passionate human being when it comes to fighting for the rights of the downtrodden.


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4. Portia and Ellen

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres are the most famous vegan people in the celebrity world. They began veganism since 2008. The reason they went vegan was mainly that they became aware of the cruelty to factory animals for meat. They both decided to disconnect from meat because of the intense guilt.

So far both seem to be happy with their dietary choices and are also very vocal about their reasons and the cause. They are great advocates for motivating others to adapt to the vegan lifestyle, which include wearing a variety of vegan fashion and shoes.


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5. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande, the outspoken singer, and actress became a vegan in 2013 for two reasons; she wanted to improve her health and help better the lives of animals. She firmly believes that a plant-based diet can make one happy and improve one’s life experiences.

She is one of the few celebrities who does not claim to only talk about saving animals but who also highlights the health benefits of a diet that is free from meat.


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6. Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth is a new vegan converter, but he quickly became one of the most famous vegan people in the world. His reason for converting to veganism is the same as for many others – he was shocked by the mistreatment and cruelty to farm animals. And as he became aware of the plight of animals, he realized that meat was no longer going to be part of his diet.

It’s another thing that Hemsworth is also physically very fit and actively involved in health and fitness activities.


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7. Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate, who starred in the TV comedy series “Married with Children.” has been meat-free since age 15. She is also an outspoken advocate against the use of fur and cruelty to animals. She became aware of the plight of animals at a very young age and is a devout animal lover. Applegate has also made great efforts to inspire others to follow the same path.


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8. Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell who starred in the series “Veronica Mars” is another long-time vegetarian. She claims she never enjoyed eating meat as a child. She just did not like the taste or smell of it, and the rest is history. Again, Bell’s example is unique since it does not follow the typical story of others who went vegan in protest of cruelty to animals. For Kristen Bell, it was more a matter of taste.


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9. Al Gore

Al Gore, former vice president, and environmentalist became a vegan after he became aware of rising water pollution and global warming. He believes that reducing meat consumption may not only improve health but hopefully help us solve the current environmental crisis.

Overall, becoming a vegan is a matter of personal choice. For some, the choice is simply for the benefits a meatless diet offers to their body; for others, it is more of a protest against cruelty towards animals.

There are some who simply do it because they hate meat or they don’t want to bother with meat preparation and the works. Whatever the reasons, veganism is growing rapidly, and most people are very happy with their choice and the benefits it has provided to them.


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