Is Olivia Rodrigo Vegan? A Controversial Viewpoint (2022)

Dubbed as a Taylor Swift in the making just after the release of her first song, Olivia Rodrigo has been blowing up the spotlight lately. Her debut song, Drivers License, has broken records and has won the young pop star and former Disney actress countless fans. 

Now called Livies, the fans unsurprisingly want to know everything about Rodrigo, from her background and family to lifestyle, relationship status, and whatnot.

Vegans among Livies naturally can’t help but wonder about her dietary choices. Is Olivia Rodrigo vegan?

She is not. Olivia Rodrigo is not vegan, but she still refrains from eating meat and most other animal products. The young American singer is a vegetarian. 

What Animal Products Do Vegetarians Eat?

Vegetarians do not eat meat, poultry, fish, and other seafood. They also avoid insects, gelatin, rennet, and certain types of animal fats. 

However, they are fine with eating animal products and byproducts whose production or collection does not involve the slaughter of animals. These include:

  • Dairy products; milk, yogurt, butter, cheese, cream, sour cream, cream cheese, etc.
  • Eggs
  • Honey

Like the vegan diet, there are several versions of a vegetarian diet as well. Check out the following video to learn more about the difference between the two types of plant-based diets, i.e., vegan and vegetarian.

What Does Olivia Rodrigo Eat?

As a public figure, Olivia Rodrigo has to be careful about her fitness. Therefore, she eats healthy food.

Olivia Rodrigo’s diet is heavily focused on vegetables, especially greens. She has, however, reported eating cereal for breakfast in an interview with Teen Vogue in 2020.

The High School Musical actress eats a lot of salads and is also careful about her water intake, which is essential for a healthy body and skin. Being half Filipino, she also sometimes indulges in Filipino cuisine and considers it a way to be in tune with her cultural heritage, which is very important to her.

Rodrigo is also reported to have desserts sometimes, but they are not a regular part of her diet.

All in all, no matter what specific foods she chooses, Olivia Rodrigo doesn’t eat any kind of meat and strictly follows a vegetarian diet.

Has Olivia Rodrigo Ever Been Vegan?

She may or may not have been. She hasn’t said anything about it, so we can’t say anything for sure. But keeping in view the general trend of plant-eaters, it can be said that she has never been fully vegan. 

The journey of plant-based eating usually goes from vegetarianism to veganism and not the other way around. So, until she confirms otherwise, we can safely presume that she has not fully committed to veganism yet.

Will Olivia Rodrigo Become Vegan in the Future?

Again, we can’t say anything for sure. But considering the general trend, it is likely that she will. It is very common for vegetarians to go vegan. It’s not a guaranteed transition, though. Many people stick to the vegetarian for life.

Why Did Olivia Rodrigo Eat Chicken Wings on Hot Ones?

Knowing that the 19-year-old emerging pop queen is a vegetarian, many may wonder why she ate chicken wings on Hot Ones then. If you’re wondering the same, let me tell you that the wings Rodrigo ate on the show were plant-based. They were not real chicken wings.

For those who may not know, Hot Ones is an American YouTube talk show where celebrities are interviewed over a plate of chicken wings that continue to get increasingly spicy.

10 Celebrities Who Are Vegan

Olivia Rodrigo may not be vegan, but there are many other celebrities who are. These include:

  1. Moby
  2. Stevie Wonder
  3. Jason Mraz
  4. Billie Eilish
  5. Joaquin Phoenix (he even slammed the dairy industry for its cruel practices in his Oscar acceptance speech in 2020).
  6. Woody Harrelson
  7. Evanna Lynch (Our very own Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series. Can you tell I am a Potterhead?)
  8. Alan Cummings
  9. Pamela Anderson (One of the OG vegan Hollywood celebrities, Anderson has been vegan for over three decades
  10. Benedict Cumberbatch (Our favorite Sherlock Holmes)

The Final Word – Is Olivia Rodrigo Vegan?

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She is not. The young American actress, singer, and songwriter is, however, a vegetarian. She doesn’t eat meat, poultry, or fish and also refrains from consuming gelatin and rennet.

But, like all vegetarians, she likely consumes animal products that do not involve the killing of animals, such as eggs, dairy products, and honey.

Though this concept can be contested from a vegan perspective as there is plenty of evidence about how egg and dairy industries and bee farming contribute to animal cruelty and abuse, often leading to animals’ premature deaths. However, we’ll leave that debate for some other time. 

For now, suffice it to know that Olivia Rodrigo follows a plant-based diet according to the principles of vegetarianism. She is not vegan. But she may become one in the future; you never know.

Did you find this article interesting? Want to learn about the dietary preferences of other celebrities as well? Check out my article Is Tom Brady Vegan to know what the controversial and one of the most popular NFL quarterbacks eat.

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