People’s Most Beautiful Women Include Vegetarian Stars

The 2012 list of the Most Beautiful Women hit newsstands yesterday. People Magazine’s annual round up of the loveliest ladies around features Beyonce on the cover this year, and the special edition double issue has almost 180 other beauties inside.

Beyonce shocked fans and critics alike when four weeks after delivering her daughter, Blue Ivy, she appeared at a Jay-Z event in a figure-hugging red dress that didn’t look like she’d ever been pregnant. She looked fabulous, and you can probably chalk it up to the vegan diet she committed to during pregnancy. Her lack of over indulgence while pregnant, as well as maintenance of an active lifestyle, ensured she didn’t gain too much weight and took it off easily. Instead of devouring bags of potato chips or buckets of ice cream when cravings struck, she’d have steamed rice and tofu.

Charlize Theron is also one one of the top billed stars in this year’s Most Beautiful Women list. She considers herself a semi-vegetarian, relying mostly on plant-based foods but occasionally having chicken. She does not eat seafood or shellfish, nor does she eat red meat. She embraces just about any vegetarian meal or ingredient, but won’t touch beets! One of her favorite meals is a vegetarian lasagna.

Lily Collins is one of the youngest stars on the list. She’s the daughter of Phil Collins and star of the upcoming Snow White film with Julia Roberts. Lily is a lover of animals, and gave up eating meat more than four years ago. I love animals and its healthy. And, the meat industry sucks, Collins said. She credits PETA with helping her finalize her decision to become a vegetarian. Some of the many benefits that she enjoys is clearer skin and an overall sense of energy. She’s dabbled with veganism but is committed to a full-time vegetarian diet.


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Diane L.
Diane L.3 years ago

Didn't want to get cut off. Gwenyth was a guest on Jay Leno's show last night, actually. He asked her about eating meat and she said she indeed DID. She brought a chicken dish for him to try. He said it was delicious. He asked her about what she gave up during her 2-week "clean up" and she said basically, JUNK, including soda and wine (which was the hardest for her) and dairy milk. She said she loves cheese and does eat it now but for 2 weeks, she didn't. Her son is apparently gluten intolerant and her daughter cannot digest DAIRY milk. I've printed out several her recipes (available online, BTW). She has one for "fish fingers" that looks pretty YUMMY.

Diane L.
Diane L.3 years ago

Wolfgang, thank you very much for the Green Star. Back ATCHA. Beautiful people come in all shapes, sizes, colors and eat all sorts of things. Beyoncé IS beautiful, as is Cherize Theron. At one time, I thought Angelina Jolie was gorgeous, but have you seen her lately? She looks like she could star in a "Walking Dead" movie without make-up! Apparently, Brad Pitt has expressed deep concern over her health.

Now, THE "most" beautiful person (according to People Magazine) is Gwenyth Paltrow. Yes, she's very, VERY pretty and has much, MUCH in the way of money to stay that way. She does look younger than she is, but then good make-up artists to help with that. She apparently exercises and eats well, and she very QUICKLY says she is NOT vegetarian and certainly NOT vegan. Many of her recipies in her new book are for fish and chicken and she says she eats red meat as well, but just not very much. She advocates for what most of us consider just plain ol' common sense eating, actually!

Diane L.
Diane L.3 years ago

I agree, Julie C. I am not part of any "one" group, I don't think. My "diet" consists of approximately 75-80% vegetables, fruits, berries, and non-meat/non-dairy products. However, I do eat organic or grass-fed, free-ranged lean red meat, some poultry, some fish, and some dairy. I don't feel I have to put a label on what group I happen to fall into. I think if people wish to not eat red meat because of their opinions as to whether it's healthy or not, that is their personal choice. If they have issues with certain foods, such as dairy, then they should avoid dairy and there are alternatives. I have family members with food allergies. Personally, mine are very minimal........can't digest radishes or cucumbers easily anymore, and I try to avoid processed foods, salt and sugar as much as humanely possible. I do NOT drink soda, nor eat junk food. What dairy, meat, poultry I do get is obtained from local and organic sources that I know personally raise and slaughter the animals as humanely as possible. That is MY part. Do I wear fur? NOPE. Do I wear leather? Sometimes. I feel a good pair of leather shoes/boots lasts much longer and has far little effect on the environment than man-made vinyl or synthetic products which end up in a landfill after a few months and cost more in fuel to produce in the first place. If a cow is going to die for it's meat, why not use it's hide? I've had the same leather wallet for over 20 years now.

Julie Cordner
Julie Cordner3 years ago

What gets me in all of this, is ANYONE - "famous" person or not - saying they are pursuing a "Vegan Diet" for whatever reason. In my opinion, Veganism is not a "diet", nor is it something you can turn on and off: you either choose NOT to eat, consume, use in any form any animal product - OR you eat meat, drink milk, wear leather, etc... The half-way point of Vegetarianism is so bandied about, and there are so many isms connected (depending on whether you eat fish, or eat eggs etc) that it might as well not be used at all.

Wolfgang W.3 years ago

It's unbelievable how self-declared short time vegans advertize the idea of healthy nutrition! I am sure 'people's most beautiful women also include meat eating stars'.

Diane L.
Diane L.3 years ago

Latoya, the article is obviously misleading, and if you read it thoroughly, you'd have read that Beyoncé was "vegan" while pregnant, or during part of her pregnancy, anyway, but when she became ill and both her AND her infant's health were at risk, she resumed eating a normal diet. How much meat, poultry or fish that contained is not relevant. What IS relevant is that she gave up veganism when her health deteriorated.

Why would you jump to conclusions and say no "growing fetus needs tons of meat"? A fetus is an unborn "being", so the fetus is not eating anything. The fetus gets nourishment thru the placenta via the umbilical cord. Now, IF the mother is not eating properly, the mother's health will be sacrificed to provide FOR the fetus, but the fetus CAN also be compromised because of a lack of nutrition FROM the mother. No fetus eats meat, nor does any human eat "TONS" of meat.

Joy M.
Joy M.3 years ago

So Beyonce went vegan when it was convenient for her, but still wears animal skins and fur??!!
I respect her even less now...if that was possible.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Shanti S.
S S.3 years ago

Thank you.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

good news