An upcoming Christmas album isn’t the only thing Leona Lewis is excited about this holiday season. In a recent interview, the British singer/songwriter was all aglow when talking about her vegetarian lifestyle and Hopefield, her animal sanctuary in Essex.
Lewis, a true animal lover, supports the Hopefield sanctuary, which is home to over 200 rescued animals, including a two-legged llama. At her home in Los Angeles, the singer also has a horse and a rabbit that she bought from a homeless man on Melrose Avenue. Finally, she shares her London home with two stray dogs, whose mother she rescued from the streets.
Her love of animals was Lewis’ inspiration to follow a vegetarian lifestyle, but she also strongly believes that a meat-free diet is the healthiest option. She said, “Meat is associated with cancer and all sorts of diseases.” Her boyfriend, a German choreographer, has also given vegetarianism a try, or at least, she thinks so. “He tells me he doesn’t eat meat when he’s not with me, and I believe him, I think.”
On top of her vegetarian diet, Lewis maintains her health with regular mediation and Bikram yoga sessions, which, she says, make her feel like she “can conquer the world.”
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