Here’s a secret: there’s only one thing that makes me happier than amazing vegan pumpkin pie. And that, my dear friends, is amazing vegan celebrities. Apparently I’m not the only one that feels this way. In fact, the good folks over at Sprig.com have rated a list of their favorite vegan celebs and we think that’s just dandy!
Because it’s hard to actually pinpoint who is vegan and not in Hollywood, earlier this year The Vegan Society reached out to Ecorazzi to help design a comprehensive list of confirmed vegan celebrities. As the resident vegan I took on that project and I think it’s safe to say that Sprig did a pretty good job. There were, however, a few blunders.
On the list, Sprig includes Andre Benjamin and Shania Twain – two celebs who are currently believed to not be vegan. In March of 2008, Andre told Pittsburgh City Paper that, “I’m not totally vegan now –I eat fish occasionally.” Then in September of 2008 he confirmed with Rolling Stone, “Besides, I’m not totally vegan. I still eat honey and wear leather.”
Shania at one time called herself a “sensible person and non-smoking vegan,” but later reported that she doesn’t “eat meat, fish, or eggs.” This left many to believe that dairy was still included in her diet. Finally, they included Tobey Maguire who Ecorazzi reported is mostly vegan except when he has to gain weight for a role.
Overall the list was thoughtful, smart and right on! To find out who made the cut, visit Sprig.com!