9 Celebrities Who Live The Vegan Way
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The popularity of vegan diet has been consistently increasing every year, the increasing number of celebrities who are inching towards the cruelty-free may have something to do with it. Whether it is for the love for animals or simply to detox, more and more popular celebrities from across the world are turning vegan.  A strictly plant-based diet, veganism cuts out all kinds of animal product intake like meat, fish, chicken, eggs and also dairy products such as milk and cheese. While some would argue that a vegan diet does not provide enough nutrition that a human body needs, many vegan followers strongly oppose it and are rather vocal about how changing their diet have drastically improved their lifestyle. Off late, many celebrities in India also took the plunge, turned vegan and paved a way for their fans to take inspiration towards a cruelty-free life.  

Here are 9 popular celebrities who are vegan and proud! 

1. Bill Clinton 

The 42nd US president turned towards veganism post an emergency heart surgery in 2010. Speaking to American Association of Retired Persons, United States, Mr. Clinton revealed "I've stopped eating meat, cheese, milk, even fish. No dairy at all. And I have so much more energy now! I feel great." 

2. Russel Brand 

The writer and comedian turned vegan in 2019 after realising the brutality against animals. PETA requoted him in a tweet that said "I don't see why someone should lose their life just so you can have a snack."

3. Ariana Grande 

The American singer, songwriter, and actress has been a vegan since 2013 and has been very outspoken about it. She promotes eating clean and fresh including fresh fruit and vegetables.

4. Lewis Hamilon 

Can’t believe that the F1 racer is vegan and yet manages to win so many championships? It is true though! Hamilton went vegan in 2017 and since then has been using his platform to promote a number of environmental and animal rights concerns, including encouraging his fans to go vegan too.

5. Natalie Portman 

The Oscar-winning 'Black Swan' actor has been vegan for many years and even launched vegan shoe line back in the year 2008. She took a pause from veganism when she was pregnant but announced in 2018 that she and her children follow a vegan diet. 

6. Pamela Anderson 

The 53-year-old actor has been on a vegan diet for almost 30 years and is a popular animal-rights advocate as well. She has appeared on many pro-vegan billboards across the US.

7. James Cameron 

The ‘Titanic’ fame director turned vegan many years ago not just for climate change reasons, but also because it improved his quality of life. He along with his wife also founded the MUSE school, a fully vegan elementary school in Southern California. A vocal critic of livestock farming, Cameron recently teamed up with director Peter Jackson to launch a vegan protein business in a bid to help save New Zealand’s struggling farming industry. 

8. Sonam Kapoor 

The Bollywood actor, who was named Hottest Vegetarian for 2016 by PETA India, decided to ditch dairy in 2017 and now leads a completely vegan life. The 'Neerja' actor has been stated to have turned vegan for her love for animals. 

9. Richa Chaddha 

Richa Chaddha has been a staunch advocate of veganism post her switch in 2014 and has, on various occasions, collaborated with PETA on campaigns to persuade people to make the switch.