In honour of our fav plant-based celebs, PETA announced its Most Beautiful Vegan Stars on Thursday and they upped their annual list to include 20 celebrities instead of just one to commemorate two decades of celebrating vegan celebs.
The 2021 list includes some big names like Billie Eilish, Lenny Kravitz, Too Hot To Handle's Francesca Farago, Lizzo, Anderson .Paak, Chloe and Halle Bailey, Selling Sunset's Heather Rae Young, Colin Kaepernick, director Ava DuVernay, Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, NBA All-Star Chris Paul and more.
Billie Eilish has been vegan for seven years and her mom, Maggie Baird, received PETA's 2020 Company of the Year award for her organization Support + Feed, which provides plant-based meals prepared by local restaurants and education on its benefits to underserved communities.
“I just can’t go on in my life knowing what’s going on in the animal world and, like, not doing anything about it,” the Grammy-winning singer said about her veganism.
Lewis Hamilton has been vegan since 2017 and adopted the plant-based diet to aid with his athletic performance while helping the environment. He even opened his own chain of plant-based burger restaurants, Neat Burger.
The seven-time Formula 1 racing world champ also urged Mercedes to ditch its all-leather interiors. To top it off, Lewis' dog Roscoe is also vegan (and adorable).
Singer-songwriter Lizzo is one of the latest celebs to go vegan. She ditched animal products and began her plant-based diet in 2020. She was vegetarian for seven years before committing to the vegan diet and she first revealed she'd gone vegan in a TikTok video.
“As a new vegan I’m enjoying exploring flavours from plants & plant-based proteins! Every journey is personal & deserves to be celebrated," Lizzo captioned her TikTok.
Activist Colin Kaepernick revealed he had been vegan for nine months in 2016 after making the switch with girlfriend Nessa Diab. He decided to go vegan to help him recover from injuries he has sustained over his football career.
He even has his own flavour of vegan Ben & Jerry's ice cream to honour his fight for racial justice called Change the Whirled. It features a caramel non-dairy sunflower butter base with fudge chips, graham cracker swirls and chocolate cookie swirls. Um, YUM!
Too Hot Too Handle's Francesca Farago has been vegan for seven years now and she said she was able to stick to her vegan diet while filming the Netflix series at a resort in Mexico.
She revealed to Women's Health that they had a chef and he would always make an alternative for her when cooking meals for the cast members.
"Of course, I have a sweet tooth so I eat dessert a few times a week. And especially with quarantine it's hard not to eat a bunch of Oreos. But I try to work out three to four times a week," Farago added.
Lenny Kravitz says that being vegan is the right thing for yourself and for the planet and animals. During an interview for Men's Health, Lenny said that he's very careful with what he puts in his body and how he takes care of it.
"It’s a combination of eating all of these things and exercising and keeping my muscles and joints in shape, so I can do what I do," he said of staying lean and being energetic while performing on stage.
Lenny also has his own Bahamian garden where he grows fruits and vegetables.
The Most Beautiful Vegan contest began in 2001 as the Sexiest Vegetarian and Canadian superstar Shania Twain was the first person to hold that title.
Other celebs who have been honoured with the title of PETA's Most Beautiful Vegan include Prince, Jhené Aiko, Leona Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch and more.
For the full list of PETAS's Most Beautiful Vegan Celebs of 2021 click here.
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