Think Vegetarianism is just a passing fad? Think again! There are hundreds of famous vegetarians of the present and the past. Here's some very interesting insights into the world of vegetarian celebrities.
Winner of the 3rd season of The X Factor in 2006, British pop princess Leona Lewis has been praised for her elegant, yet powerful vocals. Initially trained in opera, Lewis later went on to sing jazz, blues, and eventually pop music. Her song “Bleeding Love” was the best selling single worldwide of 2008.
Leona has been a vegetarian since the age of 12. “I don’t eat meat or any fish, and I do try to be a vegan at least once a week where I don’t drink milk or eat cheese or eggs.” In 2008, Lewis respectfully turned down the offer to open the infamous Harrod's sales based on the store’s sale of fur and her strong belief in animal rights.
"I am vegetarian so I don't have clothes, shoes or bags made from leather or suede or any animal products. I'm on a mission," she says. She is now developing a vegan clothing line, which will use alternatives to animal products.
Singer, songwriter, actress, and vegetarian since birth.
In 1987, Jocelyn Even Stoker was born in Kent, England to vegetarian parents; she quickly found a passion for both music and animals. Stone grew up listening to a wide variety of music, which greatly influenced her powerful and soulful vocal style. At the young age of 15, she traveled to New York City where she landed a record deal. A year later she released her first album, which achieved great international success. Over the years, Joss Stone became one of the most successful female British artists of her generation, and has become well-known for her barefoot performances.
Stone has said that although she was born a vegetarian, she never felt forced. “A wise man once said, 'Animals are my friends, and I'm not in the habit of eating my friends.' That is exactly how I feel." She rescued three of her five cats while driving along the road, and was even named 2005’s “World’s Best Dog Owner” by the North Shore Animal League. Joss Stone has devoted herself to animal causes and rescue efforts, and continues to live a healthy vegetarian lifestyle.