Sep
17

Vegan Glamour Girls

Image 9-16-13 at 11.32 PMIt’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?

Anna Faris  as "Zooey" in The Dictator

Anna Faris as “Zooey” in The Dictator

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.

Rob Schneider & Joyce Van Patten in "Grown-Ups"

Rob Schneider & Joyce Van Patten in “Grown-Ups”

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.

The Barbi Twins

The Barbi Twins

Former “Baywatch” babe and animal advocate Pamela Anderson is the antithesis of a hippie.

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson

What about the beautiful and talented country singer Carrie Underwood? Would you describe her as a granola-eating hippie? I think not.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Or the always beautiful actress Michelle Pfeiffer? C’mon people!

Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer

What about the lovely actress Kristen Bell, who starred in the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall? She doesn’t look like a treehugger to me.

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell

Nor does Rooney Mara, the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. She oozes glamour, if you ask me.

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara

And Portia de Rossi? A hippie? Hello! It’s time to get real!

Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi

Even the glamorous socialite Cornelia Guest is vegan. I love her line of vegan handbags. They’re glamorous too!

Cornelia Guest

Cornelia Guest

There’s nothing “crunchy” about TV actress Emily Deschanel. She’s a TV star! A non-crunchy glammed up star!

Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Let’s not forget about the slinky, sexy tennis star Venus Williams. She’s nothing short of a goddess!

Venus Williams

Venus Williams

Or the lovely Kathy Freston, a health and wellness advocate, and author of the books Quantum Wellness and Veganist.

Kathy Freston

Kathy Freston

Or Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway. She looks pretty sexy here, don’t you think so?

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

And bombshell movie star Jessica Chastain. Absolutely nothing about this photo says “unglamorous!”

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

No one has changed the face of veganism more than the ever-dedicated Alicia Silverstone. Am I right? Alicia, the ultimate vegan glamour girl!

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone

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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Click here to read my post Are Vegan Movie Stars Really Worth A Blog Post?

Click here to read my post Vegan Bashing Everywhere…It’s All Good!

Namaste,

Debby

xoxoxo

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Comments

  1. You belong on the list too.

  2. Glad to know it! Thanks!

  3. You should consider here that women in Hollywood, celebrities and fashion models are all under immense, HUGE pressure to get and stay very thin — in most cases, much thinner than they are genetically programmed to be, and much MUCH thinner than the population at large (*the camera adds 10 pounds, etc.).

    As a result, they are inclined to any and all fad diets, “juice fasts”, plastic surgery, crackpot eating schemes and even outright starvation. Anorexia, bulimia, purging, binge eating and subclinical eating disorders are rampant in this group, even the norm. Yes, a beautiful face and tiny waist may make us THINK these women are “healthy” but it is NOT the case in most of them.

    Also, among many fashion models (the skinniest of this group), smoking is the NORM, to hold down appetite. All groups here have higher than average usage of drugs like cocaine that decrease appetite and result in weight loss.

    So their “veganism” must be considered in that light. I respect those who choose vegan or vegetarian eating out of morals or animal welfare, or for health. But not those who do it as way to cover their starvation and eating disorders, or in pursuit of a very skinny body.

    There is a name for this behavior (hiding an eating disorder under the guise of “veganism”) — ORTHOREXIA. It is sadly more common than ever today, even in men.

  4. It is hardly surprising that Sacha Baron Cohen uses stereotypes, only surprising that he used such a dated one. There are some vegans who ascribe to an ‘alternative’ (eg ‘goth’) lifestyle or other but most don’t. Maybe ‘glamour girls’ might simply become the next stereotype? There are several who are dietary vegans, including some not featured on this page; of those, some are vegan in more than a dietary sense.

  5. Hi Mike. Thanks for the comment about me and Ellen as vegan glamour girls! Very nice! I agree about Pam Anderson. She has always put herself on the line for animal rights, and I admire her too. If you plug “vegan musicians” in our search box, you will find my post about vegan musicians. We have also done several vegan actor and celebrity post recognizing all the wonderful vegan men. I’m actually working on one now about Biz Stone. Thanks for the visit and lovely comment. xoxoxo

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