Score one for Pamela Anderson and PETA! The fantastic animal-rights duo were one of the initial reasons why former American Idol singer Kellie Pickler decided to go vegetarian. The 22 year-old spied an ad on television featuring Anderson urging people to do some research on animal cruelty. “One night I couldn’t sleep,” she told People magazine, “and I was up and just Googling random stuff and I’m like, ‘Hmmm, PETA.’ I saw all the videos and I just thought it was horrible. It’s animal cruelty. A lot of it has to do with knowing what happens to the animals and it really bothered me and so I will not eat meat.”
So, fresh info in hand, Pickler turned to her pal Carrie Underwood for advice. The country singing sensation — and 2005 winner of PETA’s World’s Sexiest Vegetarian — gave her little more than three days of survival. However, five months later Pickler is still going strong — with Underwood giving her support every step of the way. “We have this little vegetarian thing going on. I’ll text [Carrie] and be like, ‘Is fish considered a meat?’ And she’ll be like, ‘Well, different people look at it differently.'”
No word on whether Pickler is a Pesce-Vegetarian (yes, I had to look that up) — but kudos to her for making the switch. Nice work, Carrie!