15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Vegan

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15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
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Though we aren’t ones to promote diet trends or strict food advice, veganism is something we can get behind. The 100-percent plant-based diet, which also excludes the consumption of any animal-based products (i.e. fur, leather, etc.), is a popular lifestyle nowadays, with dozens of celebrities hopping on the vegan bandwagon.

MORE: Miley Cyrus Just Announced She’s Vegan in the Cutest Way Possible

Along with promoting the humane treatment of animals, veganism is hot among A-listers for its plethora of health benefits. Natalie Portman credits the diet to curing her adult acne. In celebration of World Vegetarian Day on October 9, we put together a list of 15 celebrities you might not know were vegan. Read the vegan journeys of stars like Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Sia, and more, ahead.

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Jennifer Lopez Beauty
Jennifer Lopez

Though Jennifer Lopez has felt the health benefits of adopting a vegan diet, she admits that there is one dairy item she misses.

"[Veganism] is basically no dairy, no meat, everything is just plant based and just from the ground. I love that I'm eating more greens. It makes you feel so much better," Lopez told Z100. "Butter is the one thing I miss! Butter makes everything taste better."

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Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone is one of the most vocal spearheads in Hollywood's vegan movement. She credits the diet as one of her biggest beauty secrets.

“Once I went vegan, I lost the weight I wanted to lose, my nails were stronger, and my skin was glowing. I feel great and I look better now than I did 11 years ago,” she said in a statement for PETA.

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Anne Hathaway Beauty
Anne Hathaway

When she was preparing for her role as The White Witch in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," Anne Hathaway imagined her character as a "vegan pacifist," something the actress is in her real life.

 

"When I was trying to work her out, I kept saying to myself, 'She is a punk-rock, vegan pacifist.' So I listened to a lot of Blondie, I watched a lot of Greta Garbo movies, and I looked at a lot of the artwork of Dan Flavin,” Hathaway told Collider.

 

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Ariana Grande Hair
Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande adopted a vegan diet in 2013 and hasn't looked back since. As an animal rights advocate, Grande touts the lifestyle for protecting animals from inhumane practices. "I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding," she told The Mirror.

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Beyonce Hair
Beyoncé

Beyoncé and her husband, Jay Z, are both vegans. In a post on his blog, Life & Times, Jay Z announced his and his wife's decision to go vegan. Though the couple is only semi-vegan, they are steadily making the transition to a full plant-based diet. "Any professional vegans out there that have any great food spots please help out! Please ha," Jay Z wrote on his blog.

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Demi Moore Hair
Demi Moore

Along with adopting a meat-free and dairy-free diet, Demi Moore is also a 100-percent raw vegan, meaning that she doesn't eat anything over 118 degrees. She credits the diet to keeping her full and healthy.  “I’m never hungry, and my body is nourished. Because raw food is so nutritionally dense, it’ll feed your body. A healthy diet is everything," she told Health Nut News.

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Jenna Dewan Tatum Hair
Jenna Dewan Tatum

Jenna Dewan Tatum has been vegan for the bulk of her life, after giving up meat and being diagnosed as lactose-intolerant at an early age. But despite preaching veganism's benefits (most notably, her glowing skin), Dewan Tatum has been open about her daughter Everly growing up with whatever diet she chooses.

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Jessica Chastain

After being a pescatarian for 15 years, Jessica Chastain noticed her health dramatically change when she adopted a vegan diet. Though it wasn't something she planned, Chastain doesn't look back on her decision with regret.

“Immediately I just had more energy than I’ve ever had in my life. Then when I finished it, it wasn’t like I’m going to be vegan," she told W magazine. "I went to the restaurant and I ordered fish and risotto and immediately I felt bad, like not emotionally but physically, and so I said okay, I’m going to just listen to my body now. Being vegan was not anything I ever wanted to be. I just really was listening to what my body was telling me.”

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Kate Mara Hair
Kate Mara

Kate Mara's largest hurdle after adopting a vegan diet was adapting to a lifestyle without cheese, one of her biggest loves pre-veganism.

"Their biggest surprise is that I don’t eat cheese anymore, and I don’t blame them because cheese was definitely the hardest thing to give up," she told Playboy.

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Miley Cyrus Hair
Miley Cyrus

In 2014, after death of her dog, Floyd, Miley Cyrus swore off eating animals. The singer recently celebrated her vegan anniversary with a flower tattoo on her arm. "Vegan for life! 💚," she wrote in an Instagram caption debuting her tat.

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Natalie Portman Beauty
Natalie Portman

After a stint during her pregnancy in 2011 in which she ate baked goods containing eggs and butter, Natalie Portman is back on a 100-percent vegan diet, something she credits to curing her adult acne. "I'm vegan, and I drink a lot of water. If I have dairy, I immediately break out," she said.

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Rooney Mara Beauty
Rooney Mara

After adopting a vegan and gluten-free diet, Rooney Mara saw an immediate improvement in her health.

"Well, I'm gluten-free. A bunch of people in my family have celiac disease, so I stopped eating wheat about a year ago, and right away I noticed a difference," Mara told InStyle. "I'm also vegan; I basically eat only fruits and vegetables. I've never felt better than I do now."

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Sia Hair
Sia

In 2014, Sia announced on Twitter that she is fully vegan. Since then, the singer has teamed up with organizations like PETA to shine a light on animal overpopulation, urging fans to spay and neuter their pets.

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Lea Michele
Lea Michele

Despite being a self-proclaimed "foodie," Lea Michele also values health. The actress, who was honored by PETA in 2010 for her charity work for animals, adopted veganism as a way to eat great food while maintaining her health.

 "It's about being good to your body and the planet. I'm a foodie, but I think it's much more fun to find things on the menu that are good for me," she told Women's Health

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Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde has been a vegetarian since she was 12 years old. After adopting veganims, the actress, who was named PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity in 2010, quickly noticed a boost in her energy. "Beyond my desire to boycott the torture factories, I am also way happier when I eat a plant based diet, and I feel about a thousand times more energetic," she told PETA.

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