12 Famous Vegan Women and Why They Do It

'I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding.'

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Veganism seems to be more popular now than ever, and there are plenty of ethical, health-related, and environmental reasons to partake in it — even if it's for just a little while.

That's why, recently, Beyonce and Jay-Z tried going vegan for a little while, and other celebs are adopting the lifestyle full-time. Here, we take a look at some of the most famous vegans and their reasoning for choosing the plant-based lifestyle:

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Natalie Portman

Aside from her love for animals, Portman follows a plant-based diet in order to maintain her gorgeous skin. "I'm vegan and I drink a lot of water," the actress told InStyle. "If I have dairy I immediately break out."

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Leona Lewis

Singer Leona Lewis is an animal lover who refuses to eat (or wear!) any by-products.

Ellie Goulding

Another British singer to go vegan is health-nut Goulding.

"I went vegan a few months ago," she told Us Weekly during the summer of 2014. "I feel leaner and healthier."

Ellen DeGeneres

The talk show host is a vocal vegan. She even had a vegan wedding!

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Thandie Newton

The actress came to quite a realization here...

Ellen Page

Page has been vegan for a while now, and she's pretty outspoken about it: "Why are vegans made fun of while the inhumane factory farming process regards animals and the natural world merely as commodities to be exploited for profit?" the actress once wrote on Facebook.

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Ariana Grande

The pop star eats vegan because of her love for critters.

"I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding," Grande told the Mirror. "But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole-food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person."

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This Australian songwriter tweeted in 2014 that she was going "fully vegan" after years of vegetarianism.

Rooney and Kate Mara

After getting some flack about her weight, Rooney Mara revealed her veganism to the New York Post: "Of course I eat. I eat a lot... I love to eat. But I'm a vegan," she said.

Her sister, Kate Mara, also follows a vegan diet.

"Every time we sit down to eat, we have a choice," she said in a video for the The Humane Society of the United States. "By choosing more meat-free meals, we're saying 'yes' to better health, 'yes' to a better environment, and 'yes' to better treatment of animals."

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Evanna Lynch

In a speech she gave at the University of Dublin's Trinity College in February 2016, Lynch said "killing and eating animals is a betrayal of our own core humanity," adding that "killing an innocent goes against our nature."

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Miley Cyrus

Cyrus' many pets are what pushed her to follow a diet of all things green.

From: ElleUK
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