For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2023
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Summer is here, which means it’s time for PETA to crown its Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities, and this year’s winners, Bella Ramsey and Halle Bailey, are the breakout stars of 2023.
Ramsey, who played Lady Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones and Ellie Williams in The Last of Us, is set to star in the upcoming, highly anticipated sequel to the stop-motion animal rights classic Chicken Run. “I’m vegan primarily because I love animals,” the young actor says. “But I also, like most of us, care about the planet. The environmental benefits of going vegan are so significant.”
For Bailey—who currently stars as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid and sings with her sister in the duo Chloe x Halle—the thought of consuming her aquatic costars inspires horror. When a reporter at the Met Gala asked whether she’d rather eat Sebastian or Flounder, the singer was shocked by the question. “I would not eat either of them!” she said. “They’re my friends.”
“Bella Ramsey and Halle Bailey remind everyone to save who you can save by keeping animals off your plate, both on land and under the sea,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “PETA’s Most Beautiful Vegans of 2023 are superstars shining their light on a bright vegan future for Hollywood.”
Previous winners of the annual title include Lenny Kravitz, Anitta, Ava DuVernay, Jenna Dewan, Maggie Q, Ruby Rose, and Jared Leto. Everyone who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals a year; reduces their risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer; and dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint. According to the United Nations, a global shift toward vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of the climate catastrophe. PETA offers a free vegan starter kit for those ready to make the switch.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.