10 Celebs Gone Vegan

Bey, Jay are hardly trendsetters

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 21, 2013 8:12 AM CST

(Newser) – Jay Z and Beyonce are currently eating vegan (although Beyonce's certainly not letting that affect the way she dresses), but they're not exactly trendsetters. The Huffington Post rounds up 15 more celebs who eschew all animal products. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list here.

Jay Z and Beyonce are currently eating vegan (although Beyonce's certainly not letting that affect the way she dresses), but they're not exactly trendsetters. The Huffington Post rounds up 15 more celebs who eschew all animal products. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list...
Jay Z and Beyonce are currently eating vegan (although Beyonce's certainly not letting that affect the way she dresses), but they're not exactly trendsetters. The Huffington Post rounds up 15 more celebs...   (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, file)
Mike Tyson went vegan in 2010 and lost 100 pounds. I was so congested from all the drugs and bad cocaine, I could hardly breathe, [I had] high blood pressure, [was] almost dying [and had] arthritis. And once I became a vegan all that stuff diminished, Tyson said.
Mike Tyson went vegan in 2010 and lost 100 pounds. "I was so congested from all the drugs and bad cocaine, I could hardly breathe, [I had] high blood pressure, [was] almost dying [and had] arthritis....   (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)
Usher's dad died of a heart attack in 2008, and the singer decided to go vegan in 2012 in an attempt to be healthier.
Usher's dad died of a heart attack in 2008, and the singer decided to go vegan in 2012 in an attempt to be healthier.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Woody Harrelson has been vegan for more than 25 years. He also co-owns a vegan restaurant and the world's first organic beer garden.
Woody Harrelson has been vegan for more than 25 years. He also co-owns a vegan restaurant and the world's first organic beer garden.   (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Joaquin Phoenix says he went vegan when he was 3: My family and I were on a boat, catching fish … The animal went from a living, vibrant creature fighting for life to a violent death. I recognized it, as did my brothers and sisters.
Joaquin Phoenix says he went vegan when he was 3: "My family and I were on a boat, catching fish … The animal went from a living, vibrant creature fighting for life to a violent death. I recognized it,...   (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
Russell Brand went from vegetarian to vegan after watching a documentary on the subject, Forks Over Knives.
Russell Brand went from vegetarian to vegan after watching a documentary on the subject, "Forks Over Knives."   (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for/AP)
Ellen DeGeneres went vegan in 2008, after reading books on animal rights and diets, and said she did it because I love animals. Her wife Portia de Rossi is also vegan, and they're planning to open a vegan restaurant.
Ellen DeGeneres went vegan in 2008, after reading books on animal rights and diets, and said she did it because "I love animals." Her wife Portia de Rossi is also vegan, and they're planning to open a...   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Carrie Underwood became a vegetarian at age 13, but went full vegan in 2011. Even so, she's said, I consider myself to be a practical vegan. If I order something on a menu and it has a sprinkling of cheese on top I'm not going to send it back.
Carrie Underwood became a vegetarian at age 13, but went full vegan in 2011. Even so, she's said, "I consider myself to be a practical vegan. If I order something on a menu and it has a sprinkling of...   (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
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