15 Political Figures & Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Vegan

We don't know if it's something in the water or if it's all this talk about celebrity veganism lately, but we can't get that plant-based diet off our minds—we all drank the cool-aid.

Jay-Z and Beyonce announced their veggie-tales not long ago, we're hip to the iconic musicians that have hopped on the V-Train, and now the Washington Post has shared this little ditty about celebs + politicians who are sporting their green goggles.

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Garth Brooks 1 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Garth Brooks switched to a vegan diet last year.
James Cameron 2 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Filmmaker James Cameron announced that he was switching to a vegan diet in 2012. Cameron sites helping animals and the planet for his decision to give up animal products.
Olivia Wilde 3 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Actress Olivia Wilde, who had been a vegetarian since her early teen years, began following a vegan diet four years ago.
Jared Leto 4 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Jared Leto, who has a role in "Dallas Buyers Club" and is lead singer for Thirty Second to Mars, has been vegan for many years.
Joan Jett 5 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Rocker Joan Jett’s diet and animal rights advocacy caused a dispute when she was scheduled to perform on the South Dakota float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Some in South Dakota, where the cattle industry is important, objected. Jett and her band will perform on another float.
Jason Mraz 6 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Musician Jason Mraz has blogged about how changing to a plant-based diet improved his fitness and song writing.
Ellen DeGeneres 7 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been vegan for more than three years. She says she switched to help animals.
Pamela Anderson 8 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Actress Pamela Anderson is a long-time vegan and animal-rights activist. She has worked with PETA for more than 14 years.
Kristen Bell 9 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Kristen Bell, who was named one of PETA’s sexiest vegetarian celebrities in June, is a vegan.
Adam Levine 10 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5 and newly designated People magazine Sexiest Man Alive, says he eats an 85 percent vegan diet for health reasons.
Alicia Silverstone 11 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Actress Alicia Silverstone is passionate about living a green and eco-friendly life.Her book “The Kind Diet” features vegan recipes.
Al Gore 12 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
An article in Forbes magazine revealed that former vice president Al Gore recently became a vegan.
Bill Clinton 13 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Former president Bill Clinton became vegan in 2011 for health reasons. That year he said, “I feel good, and I also have, believe it or not, more energy.”
Brad Pitt 14 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Brad Pitt has followed a vegan diet and lifestyle for many years.
Carrie Underwood 15 of 15 | VIEW ALL SLIDES
Singer Carrie Underwood said in the November 2013 issue of Women’s Health that she’s a “practical vegan.” “I am a vegan but 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,” she said.