It’s finally time to put an end to the negative stereotypes associated with the word “vegan.” Yes, you know it’s true! Vegans have long been depicted as the most unglamorous of people. I have often heard vegans described as “hippies, treehuggers, crunchy granola-heads, or boring yoga-obsessed naturalists who only eat tofu, sprouts, and lentils.”
This common stereotype was exemplified in Sacha Baron Cohen’s movie “The Dictator,” in which Anna Faris played Zooey, the vegan feminist protestor who worked in a Brooklyn Food Coop. Zooey’s character had short hair, hairy armpits, and sported Doc Martens on her feet. Some serious stereotyping going on there, don’t you think so?
The movie “Grown-Ups” also did an excellent job of feeding into vegan stereotypes. In the movie, Rob Schneider is married to an older “hippie-type” woman played by Joyce Van Patten. They are depicted as “oddballs” engrossed in their raw vegan lifestyle, who try to push food made in their dehydrator onto their friends during a reunion.
Although the vegan stereotyping goes on and on and on (see my post Vegan Bashing Everywhere…It’s All Good!), the modern face of veganism couldn’t be further from the images of the unglamorous “hippie-dippie” characters often depicted in media and film.
On the contrary, veganism has gone mainstream and some of our most glamorous and glorified public figures have proudly chosen to go vegan.
After all, do these vegan women look like unglamorous “hippies” to you?
Shane Barbi and Sia Barbi, popularly known as The Barbi Twins, are vegan identical twins, celebrity cover models, authors of two books on health, and community leaders in animal advocacy.
Former “Baywatch” babe and animal advocate Pamela Anderson is the antithesis of a hippie.
What about the beautiful and talented country singer Carrie Underwood? Would you describe her as a granola-eating hippie? I think not.
Or the always beautiful actress Michelle Pfeiffer? C’mon people!
What about the lovely actress Kristen Bell, who starred in the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall? She doesn’t look like a treehugger to me.
Nor does Rooney Mara, the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. She oozes glamour, if you ask me.
And Portia de Rossi? A hippie? Hello! It’s time to get real!
Even the glamorous socialite Cornelia Guest is vegan. I love her line of vegan handbags. They’re glamorous too!
There’s nothing “crunchy” about TV actress Emily Deschanel. She’s a TV star! A non-crunchy glammed up star!
Let’s not forget about the slinky, sexy tennis star Venus Williams. She’s nothing short of a goddess!
Or the lovely Kathy Freston, a health and wellness advocate, and author of the books Quantum Wellness and Veganist.
Or Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway. She looks pretty sexy here, don’t you think so?
And bombshell movie star Jessica Chastain. Absolutely nothing about this photo says “unglamorous!”
No one has changed the face of veganism more than the ever-dedicated Alicia Silverstone. Am I right? Alicia, the ultimate vegan glamour girl!
So, as you can see, it’s time to ditch those stereotypes. The new faces of veganism are gorgeous, strong, sexy and fierce. Make no mistake about it…
The sexy vegan glamour girls are here to stay!
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