by Michael dEstries
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An odd bit of news made me do a double-take this morning. USAToday published an article talking about how it’s Ms. Hilton’s brithday and how cool it is that she’s a vegetarian. Wha? The author quoted the site, Paris Hilton Zone that details how the socialite went veggie in 2006 — apparently after a meeting with vegan-powerhouse Heather Mills. From the website,

“Paris Hilton hasn’t eaten meat since meeting Heather Mills McCartney. The blonde star says she converted to vegetarianism after the former model, the estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney, showed her a shocking video of animal cruelty. She said: ‘From that point I’ve never worn fur and I never will. I also haven’t eaten any meat since. I just survive on pasta and stuff like that. I was grossed out. It was disgusting.’”

As far as we can tell, Paris is no longer a vegetarian. The Vegetarian Star points out that Paris was spotted eating meat and pork back in November 2008 with then-boyfriend Benji Madden. Deceiver says she’s had some issues sticking to that whole “anti-fur” commitment as well.

Hopefully we’re wrong and Hilton is a raging vegetarian. I’d just like to clear the air on this topic before another rumors is given fresh life a la “Clint Eastwood is a vegan” fame.

Anyways, Happy Birthday Paris!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Aelys

    Paris Hilton, a vegetarian? Doesn’t seem very likely to me. I’ll give her the benefit of doubt and go with the fact that she may have been a vegetarian for ((very)little) while, but she doesn’t seem like the kind of person to stick to anything she starts.
    I’d heard about her eating meat while out with Benji and I thought it was incredibly rude and disrespectful of her, especially if she had been a vegetarian.

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin @ RawfoodsRetreat.com

    I don’t believe it for a sec. USA today needs to get a better fact checker. What an unreliable newspaper. Hence the reason I avoid reading it except when traveling and they put it under the hotel door ;)

    Heather Mills is a saint compared to Paris… And that’s saying a lot.

    E

  • http://www.veganjapan.net herwin

    i am sure she will pop up on these “famous veggie” lists with all the other non-veggie “Famous Veggies” like Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Clint Eastwood, Bob Marley, etc..
    wishful thinking not bothered by facts.

  • Matt

    It sucks that Paris didn’t stick with the veggie diet, but I’m confused by this statement: “Paris was spotted eating meat and pork back in November 2008″

    Um, Michael, aren’t meat and pork the same thing? Or are pigs made out of broccoli?

    Herwin, I’m not sure where you get your facts, but Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci and Bob Marley were vegetarians. Like Paris, they may not have started life as vegetarians so you can probably find reports of them having eaten meat before, but all of them were vegetarians in the end. Perhaps Paris will go veggie again. Who knows.

    Clint Eastwood never claimed to be a vegan. He was just quoted as saying he tries to stick to a vegan diet by eating a lot of tofu.

  • steph

    she is a vegetarian just like Gweneth Paltrow

    you know….NOT a vegetarian XD

    I actually don’t know but i can see her making the mistake that fish is vegetarian ect…so..who knows. But we have enough dumb celebrities giving vegs a bad name and confusing people about what being veg really is and actually stick to it and not stop cause they turned green or were unhealthy (cause they lived of PASTA!)

    ugh….

  • http://www.vegan-la.com Lex

    When RFD was in the BeverlyHills location a few years back she would eat there at least! I’d sure like to see Paris become vegan, but 90% of fashion designers would have to make the leap first so she’d have something to wear.

  • ann hiro

    Most people I’ve met who called themselves vegetarians ate meat. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see celebrities doing the same thing.