The 25 Sexiest Vegan and Vegetarian Celebrities
The newest meat- and dairy-free male celeb, Ne-Yo tweeted on December 30, "What's everybody's New Year's resolution? I'm gonna try to go Vegan. Discipline test. NOT looking forward to it. Wish me luck!!"
We hear the singer is still going strong!
The sexy singer who just won "Favorite Male Artist" at the People's Choice Awards is serious about healthy food (He lives on an avocado farm!) And he's not shy about sharing how his plant-based diet has changed his life on his blog. "I ride longer distances on my bike, can do more pull-ups than ever, and my brain seems to have a larger capacity for new projects, problem solving, songwriting, and fielding random questions... It also makes me a lot better in bed." Can't argue with that!
The oh-so-studly actor who stars in The Great Gatsby, due out this spring, became a vegetarian in 1992 and a vegan in 2009. In a 2008 interview with Parade magazine, Tobey Maguire revealed giving up meat was an easy adjustment, saying "It's never really been that hard for me. I've never had any desire to eat meat. In fact, when I was a kid I would have a really difficult time eating meat at all."
We're happy for our favorite former Spider Man, but going vegan isn't always so simple. If you're interested in switching to a plant-based diet, this simple, five-step guide is a great place to start.
The Parenthood star and fiancé to the pregnant Kristen Bell decided to go vegan a year ago after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives, according to an interview with Playboy magazine. How's it going? He also told the mag his vegan diet makes him feel "damn good."
Vegan chef Matthew Mosshart has been credited with helping girlfriend Kelly Osbourne lose the last few troublesome pounds. "Over the past two years, I've lost over four-and-a-half stone—but I've only lost the last stone since I met Matthew. That's because he cooks for me! He's a vegan chef, so he makes sure that I eat healthily," Osbourne told The Daily Mail.
How could we not include PETA's Sexiest Male Celebrity Vegetarian of 2012? Woody Harrelson told Esquire
that he became vegan while living in New York when he was first trying to become an actor: "I was on a bus and some girl sees me blowing my nose. I had acne all over my face, which I'd had for years and years. And she's like: 'Hey, you're lactose intolerant. If you quit dairy, all these symptoms you got will be gone in three days.' I was like twenty-four. And I was like, No way. But three days later: gone."
In an interview with PETA, the Maroon 5 bassist revealed, "I have a general affection for animals and a respect for all living things. And having those sparks of interest led me to do some research, and when you dig a little below the surface, what you find is really disturbing. It kind of makes veganism seem like the only option. I can't even conceive of going back to eating animal products at all."
It was an experience at a pig farm when he was eight years old that turned Thomas Dekker, star of Termintor: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, on to a vegan diet by age 12, according to The Vegetarian Times.
British comedian Russell Brand has been a vegetarian since age 14, and like Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, he made the switch to being vegan in 2011 after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives, according to Examiner.com.
Last summer Ben Stiller appeared on Conan
and spoke about his new and improved lifestyle: He kicked coffee and became vegan. (Although he admits he does eat fish sometimes. So technically he's a pescatarian.)
The Big Bang Theory star told Conan O'Brien last year that he was a vegetarian, which explains why after purchasing 300 acres of land in California, it made more sense for him to have vineyards instead of livestock.
Best known for his roles in I Heart Huckabees and Rushmore, Jason Schwartzman is passionate about healthy eating and being a vegetarian, which is why he put his voice to this PSA for Farm Santuary.
According to The Daily Mail
, Brad Pitt has been a vegetarian for a while, but his lifestyle is not something Angelina Jolie wants to mirror. And apparently, there has been heavy debate surrounding how their kids are eating.
On top of being a vegetarian, Coldplay's lead singer has also eliminated alcohol and coffee from his diet. And according to The Guardian
, Chris Martin's daily routine includes running and an hour of yoga.
The star of NBC's hit drama Heroes, 35 year-old Milo Ventimiglia has been a vegetarian his entire life (besides a few rebellious bites of meat when he was a teenager to see what he was missing), he revealed on The Bonnie Hunt Show
. His parents were vegetarians for 40 years and raised Milo and his two sisters (as well as the dog) meat-free.
UFC fighter Mac Danzig is proof that meat isn't required to build the muscular body of an elite athlete. He told Men's Fitness
magazine that he gave up dairy first in 1999 because he believed it was causing him to have bad ear infections. Then meat got the axe in 2004.
Steve-O, former member of the Jackass crew, is passionate about the harmful effects and practices of factory farming as well as his health. The funny guy adopted a vegan diet four years ago and says he's "never felt better." He talks all about his transition in the documentary What Came Before
, which profiles three animals who either escaped or were rescued from factory farms.
Guitarist and backing vocalist for Weezer Brian Bell made PETA's list of sexiest vegetarians last year, and we couldn't agree more! Some of his favorite herbivore bites: blueberries, kale, and sweet potatoes.
He may have starred in the film Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, but you won't find Kal Penn in any hamburger joint in reality because he's vegetarian!
The singer of Red Hot Chili Peppers was named Sexiest Vegetarian by PETA in 2008 and still has a rockin' body at 50 years old! Although, he admitted in a 2011 interview with Maxim that he also "dabbles in sustainable fish."
A vegan diet is just part of life now for Ben Affleck's younger brother, who has been vegan for more than 15 years. His reasons for going meat- and dairy-free are straight forward: "When people ask me why I don't eat meat or any other animal products, I say because they are unhealthy and they are the product of a violent and inhumane industry," he said in an interview with PETA.
Emmy-nominated Scottish actor Alan Cumming resolved to go completely vegan in 2012—and hasn't looked back! The Good Wife star kicked off 2013 by introducing Anderson Cooper to vegan chicken fingers on his show Anderson Live (with Cooper hinting at his own vegan aspirations—will he be on our list next year?). Watch the video here.
The Owl City front man sticks to a vegetarian diet, but he's not as systematic with his workout routine. He revealed to SheKnows.com that he's been "looking over P90X," but isn't sure if he has it in him.
The Boss is still sexy at 63! Surely his healthy lifestyle has something to do with his fit physique. According to Examiner.com, the ageless singer follows a mostly vegetarian diet, lifts weights, and runs on the treadmill to stay in shape.
Manly man and ex-NFL player Herschel Walker, who played for the Giants, Vikings, and the Eagles, doesn't eat meat. And it's working well for his physique—ESPN Magazine asked Walker to pose nude for the cover of their Body Issue in 2010.