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12 Bodybuilders Totally Destroying the Vegan Stereotype

Plant BuiltDonovan Jenkins

Their strength is undeniable, and their muscles are unreal, but the sexiest thing about these bodybuilders and athletes is their compassionate hearts. That’s right. These thriving vegans are part of the PlantBuilt Vegan Muscle Team, and they dispel every vegan stereotype with every competition win.


“I’m vegan because I love and respect ALL life. A life shouldn’t end so I can have a snack. Veganism is the true fountain of youth.”

Athena Plant BuiltDonovan Jenkins


“After going vegan for my health and to accelerate athletic performance 10 years ago, I quickly realized that it’s the most compassionate way to live. Going vegan is the single greatest thing you can do for the environment, and every life is also precious. Why love one animal and kill another? Respect all life!”

Giacomo Plant BuiltDonovan Jenkins


“I grew up in a small ‘hunting town’ outside of Ottawa, Ontario, in a log house in the middle of the forest. We didn’t have cable TV—we had nature. Sometimes we’d have 30 deer behind our house, and it broke my heart to see them disappear when hunting season was on. So I became vegetarian at 8 years old. I went vegan in 2011 when I learned that animals were still dying because of my milk and egg consumption.”

Samantha Plant BuiltDonovan Jenkins


“I got into veganism because of a hardcore band called Earth Crisis song that has the quote ‘Don’t let your outrage for injustice end where your selfishness begins.'”

Billy Plant BuiltDonovan Jenkins


“I’m vegan because I grew up surrounded by all sorts of domestic and farm animals, and I have seen each one of them have personalities, souls, and a desire to live life.”

Erin Plant BuiltDonovan Jenkins


“I’m vegan because using earthlings for food, clothing, sport, etc., is abusive and enslaving.”

Christian Plant BuiltDonovan Jenkins


“I’m vegan because it makes me a healthier person, a more inspirational mother, a stronger athlete—and selfishly—vegans have hotter bodies! I can save upwards of 100 animals each year with all these added benefits—it’s a no-brainer!”

Melissa Plant Built


“I have been vegan for over 20 years because using animals for food, testing, or products is selfish and abusive.”

Kelly Plant BuiltDonovan Jenkins


“When I was 17, I stumbled across a website that explained how the meat industry is so intertwined with the dairy and egg industries, and that was it for me. I went vegan on the spot.”

Dani Plant BuiltDonovan Jenkins


“I am vegan because I don’t want to contribute to the unneeded suffering of animals, it’s a healthier choice, and for the welfare of the environment.”

Amber Plant BuiltDonovan Jenkins


“I’m vegan because it’s time to use our higher cognitive function in a manner that appreciates all life.”

Jason Plant BuiltDonovan Jenkins


“I became vegan for ethical reasons, and got into bodybuilding to prove that I am a badass athlete who does not contribute to the suffering of animals or the destruction of our environment.”

Ashlee Plant BuiltDonovan Jenkins

Want to look at least half as good as these athletes? Going vegan is the first step!