There are a lot of celebrities who’re having a veganism or vegan lifestyle. Vegan is the most strict part of vegetarian lifestyle, where a person not just put a non-animal products on his/her diet, but also won’t consume and use any animals by-products. That said, female celebrity is the most suitable figure to promote veganism. They’re beautiful, sexy, energetic, thus can inspire many people to follow their habits.
These are some famous female celebrity who apply vegan lifestyle:
1. Petra Nemcova
Born on 24 June 1979, Petra Nemcova is a famous Czech model that became known by the world after she was injured in 2004 tsunami in Thailand. She suffered a broken pelvis and serious internal injuries, but she managed to hold onto the top of a palm tree for eight hours, until she was rescued by Thai civilians.
Petra Nemcova became a vegan since 2007, after learning about the planet’s rapidly depleting fish stocks. Not just fish, Nemcova also gave up meat and dairy.
2. Lea Michele
Lea Michele was born on August 29, 1986. This American actress is mostly known for her role as Rachel Berry in Glee TV series. Why Lea Michele became a vegan is easily understandable, which is because she loves animals. She is active in numerous animal rights movement, including for PETA ad campaign “Buck Cruelty! Say No to Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides” in 2008.
There’s a joke for Lea Michele’s vegan habit in one episode of Glee. In one scene, girls from their rival club Vocal Adrenaline threw eggs on her face and head while shouting, “I hear you’re a vegan, Berry. The souls of those poor egg fetuses are all on your conscience now.”
3. Alicia Silverstone
Been a while since we last saw Alicia Silverstone in a box office movie. Born 4 October 1976, her most prominent roles are when she starred in Clueless (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997). Has been a vegan for more than 10 years, she’s probably the most famous vegan in entertainment world.
In 2009, she released her book, The Kind Diet, a guide to vegan nutrition. The Kind Diet has topped the New York Times best sellers list. Alicia Silverstone and her husband also live in an eco-friendly house complete with solar panels and an organic vegetable garden.
4. Heather Mills
Heather Anne Mills is a former model from England. Born 12 January 1968, she is the ex wife of former the Beatles’ Sir James Paul McCartney. She is a patron of Viva!, the Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation. It’s rumored that she started her vegann life when she had the unfortunate accident that cost her left leg. In 1993, she was knocked down by police motorcycle, and she had to replaced lower part of her left leg with prosthetic one. At that time, the hospital put her on a raw food vegan diet, using wheat grass and garlic poultices to heal her wound. Although, her ex sister-in-law, Dianna Karmal, claims that Mills only became a vegetarian after meeting McCartney in 1999.
“It’s only since I met Paul (McCartney) that I really got to understand how vegetarianism not only benefits your health massively but also makes a huge difference to the planet, to animals, and to feeding the world“. – Heather Mills
5. Natalie Portman
Academy Award’s winner Natalie Portman has been a vegetarian since childhood, but she only started her vegan life in 2009, after reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals. She does not eat animal products or wear fur, feathers, or leather. Natalie Portman also launched her own brand of vegan footwear.
Born June 9, 1981 in Israel, Portman is currently on a break from veganism due to her pregnancy. “I actually went back to being vegetarian when I became pregnant, just because I felt like I wanted that stuff,” Portman said. “I was listening to my body to have eggs.” Let’s hope that this just for temporary.
(Note that vegetarian is still allowed to eat egg and other animal by-products, while vegan isn’t)
6. Olivia Wilde
American-Irish actress Olivia Wilde was born in NY on March 10, 1984. She is famous from her role in House TV series, where she portrays Dr. Remy Hadley. Recently, she appeared on Tron: Legacy movie.
On her official site, Wilde Things, Olivia Wilde says that her primary reason for adopting a plant-based diet was to not support a system of animal cruelty, and since going vegan she’s happier and more energetic than ever before.