Top Celebrity Vegans & Vegetarians of 2013

A hugely popular New Year’s Resolution is changing one’s diet, but it’s a promise we often break. As the year comes to a close, let’s look at which famous vegans and vegetarians committed to eating responsibly while being in the spotlight. We’re taking a minute to salute some of the top celebrity vegans and vegetarians of 2013 — some are new to the lifestyle, while others have been meatless for years.

Joan Jett
The rocker, a vocal vegan and animal rights activist caused a stir at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Set to appear on the South Dakota tourism float, Jett was moved to a different float after ranchers in South Dakota objected. They felt since the cattle industry is so important to South Dakota, a vegan shouldn’t be on their float. Jett still performed during the parade, on a float that didn’t mind her diet choices.

Al Gore
Already an advocate against global warming, it wasn’t that surprising when former vice president Al Gore announced he became a vegan. Though the exact reasons for his decision to go vegan are not known, it wouldn’t be a complete stretch to think it had something to do with his work for environmental causes.

Adam Levine
The most recent recipient of People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive title, Adam Levine claims to follow an 85 percent vegan diet for health reasons. The front man of Maroon 5 credits yoga for his success saying it helps him channel his nervous energy. The mostly vegan diet probably doesn’t hurt.

Kristen Bell
In June, Kristen Bell was named one of PETA’s sexiest vegetarian celebrities. The sloth-loving celebrity has been a vegetarian since her teen years. She said she became vegetarian because she had a difficult time disassociating the animals that were pets from the animals on her dinner plate and she loves the taste of vegetables.

Reverend Al Sharpton
Though not likely to be on any official lists, we think he deserves some major credit for his 170 pound weight loss which he credits to a vegan diet and exercise. His change in diet from mostly fried foods to fruits and vegetables came from a realization that he needed to practice what he preached. In an interview with Oprah he said, “We can’t preach community control when we aren’t practicing self-control.”


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Sam Antha
Sam Antha1 years ago

Thanks for sharing :)

Tanya W.
Tanya W.1 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Mary K.
Molly D.1 years ago

What about non celebrities. They just have a different occupation than we do. We are vegetarians also. When do we get our fifteen minutes of fame ?

Nathan Wrightsman
Nathan W.1 years ago

Dan. Spam is not vegetarian.

Dan B.
Dan Brook1 years ago

I've been veg over 30 years.

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vicky T.
vicky T.1 years ago

Lots of respect to celebs and non-celebs who are that committed to the cause!

Rosemary H.
Rosemary H.1 years ago

After talking about Jesus and expressing my own belief that I want to care about the wildlife currently living in the local hills, I forgot to say that I don't care what celebrities do, and in many cases I don't know who these American celebrities are anyway.

Rosemary H.
Rosemary H.1 years ago

Sorry, it was a typo not to refer to Jesus with a capital H(e).

Rosemary H.
Rosemary H.1 years ago

Alicia N says Jesus was a vegan. It's a very interesting idea, but in that case, why did he feed a multitude on fishes as well as loaves?

I eat very little meat, but I continue to think that it's just as important to care about the wildlife that lives in the local hills because so many creatures find homes in the many hedgerows and mature trees associated with grazing animals. This means that if we were all vegan, ploughing the fields to grow crops goes hand in hand with tearing out hedgerows and chopping down trees to make it easy to drive tractors all over the land.

You can't have it both ways...

Michelle R.
.1 years ago

I was raised in a "meat" family; my grandfather and plenty of other relatives were/are butchers.
Eating loads of meat was the normal thing to do, but I after I joined Care2 and having read so many articles about the horrible conditions in which the animals are raised and killed, I am beginning to resent eating meat. Right now we have three "meatless" days a week and it feels good enough to slowly but steadily add another day and another..
Some of my relatives think it is the start of Alzheimers...oh well...