17 Celebrities Who Say ‘No’ To Meat… I Had No Idea #3 Was A Vegan.
Americans are known for eating far more meat and meat products than we probably should, with industrial farming being one of our nation's most lucrative trades. That being said, diets with tons of meat involved aren't exactly healthy or environmentally conscious, and many people are going for vegan and vegetarian alternatives.
Incidentally, plenty of those living the vegan and vegetarian lifestyle also happen to be celebrities. The stars who've adopted the meat-free life might surprise you, but here's who's reaching for the beets instead of the beef.
Waka Flocka Flame
Unexpectedly, this rapper has recently converted to veganism when he realized how healthy the diet could be. In fact, he even recently recorded his own vegan cooking video for a food publication.
Olivia Wilde has been a devout vegan for much of her adult life, crediting her diet as the main reason for her timeless beauty.
Samuel L. Jackson
It might surprise you to learn that Samuel L. Jackson, legendary badass, is a vegan. He says he switched to the diet to help him live longer.
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has been a vegetarian since he was 16, stating that he has always felt compassionately for animals.
That's right, folks: Spiderman has been a vegan for many, many years.
The famed "I'm Yours" singer Jason Mraz steers clear of all animal products, including all dairy and eggs.
The former Jackass star adopted the vegan lifestyle after he got sober from drugs and alcohol, in an effort to live a completely clean and healthy lifestyle.
This mysterious actor has been a vegan for years, and he even has a bit of a story behind his decision. According to Phoenix, he was on a fishing trip with his family as a boy when he saw a fish flopping around helplessly on the ground. "Why didn't you tell us that's where meat came from?" he recalled yelling at his mother. "And she didn’t know what to say."
A long time vegetarian himself, Leo funded an effort to bring an anti-agriculture documentary called Cowspiracy, to Netflix.
Christina Applegate has been a vegetarian for so long, she claims that she totally forgets what meat actually tastes like.
Brad Pitt hasn't eaten red meat for years, and he's even insisted that his children abstain. In fact, he hates red meat so much that he reportedly complains when Angelina Jolie has a steak for dinner, as she is not a vegetarian.
Russell Brand converted to veganism after watching the documentary Forks over Knives. Despite his battles with addiction, he has remained vegetarian over the years.
Kristen Bell's vegan lifestyle was inspired by her love for animals, and the fact that she became pregnant with her first child. She even convinced husband Dax Shephard to convert to the veggie lifestyle.
Jared Leto believes his vegan lifestyle is responsible for the fact that he's 40, he doesn't look a day over 25.
Harrelson became a vegan after learning that he was lactose intolerant. After he converted, he became an animal rights activist as well.
Made famous by his role in Harold and Kumar, Kal Penn is a long time vegetarian -- in other words, no visits to White Castle in real life.
Kat Von D
The LA Ink star and cosmetics mogul is proud of her vegan lifestyle, and even uses her social media platforms to tout its many health benefits.