Mmm, vegan guys. There’s something about their willingness to shun a juicy steak and a pair of leather shoes that’s just so…hot.
On top of not eating meat, poultry or fish, vegans also avoid the use of other animal-based products – anything from dairy products to eggs, leather and wool. And it’s something that seems to be catching on, with Jay Z and Beyonce just two of the most recent stars to make the switch.
And if anyone’s going to convince us to swap our burgers for a healthy slice of avocado on toast, we reckon these celebs, models and bloggers are the ones to do it. Veganism has never looked so good.
Actor Casey Affleck
Ben’s (hotter) younger brother has previously said: “When people ask me why I don’t eat meat or any other animal products, I say, ‘Because they are unhealthy and they are the product of a violent and inhumane industry.'” You go, Casey.
Actor/Musician Jared Leto
He’s one of the most infamous vegan guys out there, but that doesn’t stop us putting him on this list. Plus he’s got an Oscar, proving that veganism = awesomeness.
Calisthenics Expert Frank Medrano
With over 3 million likes on his Facebook, Frank posts inspiring workout tips and videos – all with a healthy bundle of hot pics to show just what’s attainable.
Actor Dan Stevens
Downton hunk Dan Stevens has been the subject of a recent Hollywood makeover, losing weight and toning up. Could it be thanks to his new vegan diet?
Dan’s quick to clarify that he’s not the archetypal vegan, saying: “I am sort of vegan – not like Jessica Chastain or Alicia Silverstone vegan – I have a prawn every now and again!”
Actor Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire isn’t just a pretty face – he’s also a seriously strict vegan. He even rejected the use of a complimentary Mercedes to enjoy while filming in Australia, all because the vehicle had leather seats. That’s commitment.
Actor Woody Harrelson
At 54 years old, True Detective actor Woody Harrelson has still got it. A vegan since the age of 24, he credits his vegan diet with helping him feel much healthier and clearing up his symptoms of lactose intolerance.
Blogger Jay from Thriving Plant Based
Vlogging and blogging his vegan tips along with his partner Michelle, Jay flashes his abs to show us the very fine side effects of going on a plant-based diet–and a fair few sessions of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah
Not content with just impressing us with his words, poet Benjamin Zephaniah chooses to be a strict vegan. Not only that, he’s also an honorary patron of The Vegan Society.
He’s previously said: “Many of us live with companion animals such as dogs, cats, and rabbits. We share our homes with them, consider them members of the family and we grieve when they die. Yet we kill and eat other animals who, if you really think about it, are no different from the ones we love.”
Actor Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin may be known for his crazy antics, but the star has been a vegan since the age of three after seeing fishermen throwing fish against the side of the boat in order to kill them. The actor said, “It was undeniable that it was brutal, barbaric and horrible.”
Actor and Musician Matt Lauria
Parenthood actor Matt Lauria credits his healthy diet and buff physique with his vegan diet.