Ariana Grande is a recording artist, actor and outspoken vegan.
In an interview in May 2014 for ACT MTV she said she’d been vegan for nearly a year, which had been awkward living in an Italian household.
She also spoke about her conversion to veganism to the Mirror, stating:
I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding. But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person. It is tricky dining out, but I just stick to what I know — veggies, fruit and salad — then when I get home I’ll have something else.
Grande has always been known for her healthy eating habits so it’s good to see her promoting these aspects of a vegan lifestyle. But she doesn’t forget that a love of animals is the motivation for many people turning vegan, as the above quote also illustrates. After watching Blackfish she also tweeted: ‘“I highly recommend all of my fans watch #Blackfish and never go to @SeaWorld again. … Beyond heartbroken #Free Tilly.”
Grande has consistently advocated for animal welfare in interviews and told V magazine that she didn’t think humans should drink milk from cows. Her passion for the cause should not be underestimated and it’s great to see a pop star being so outspoken about the animal rights that, for many, lies at the heart of veganism.
Born in 1993, Grande is probably best known for the success of her first studio album, released in 2013, which debuted at number one on the US music billboard. However, her career began on Broadway in 2008 and she also starred in the Nickelodeon series Victorious. Since then she has appeared in numerous TV roles and has also worked as a voice artist for animated features including Underdogs and Snowflake, the White Gorilla.
Her music has landed her multiple awards and she has a huge social media following. In 2016, she was named in the top hundred most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
She has also appeared on stage with fellow vegan Miley Cyrus in aid of Cyrus’ Happy Hippe Foundation. She has supported numerous other good causes throughout her career, including performing at the One Love concert in Manchester to aid the victims of the terrorist attack which took place during her concert at the Manchester Arena in 2017.