Kellie Pickler Goes With the Faux

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Kellie Pickler

When it comes to being an animal lover, Kellie Pickler is the real deal—she only wears fake fur. Eagle-eyed viewers of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve spotted the “Best Days of Your Life” singer in what appeared to be a fur coat. But Kellie’s publicist just confirmed what we suspected—that the coat was from PETA’s favorite furrier: Cincinnati-based Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, which makes the most luxurious faux furs available.

“One night I couldn’t sleep, and I was up and just Googling random stuff, and I’m like, ‘Hmmm, PETA,'” said Kellie in an interview with People magazine last fall. “I saw all the videos, and I just thought it was horrible. It’s animal cruelty. A lot of it has to do with knowing what happens to the animals, and it really bothered me, and so I will not eat meat.” Pickler says that she shared her decision to go vegetarian with close friend and PETA “Sexiest Vegetarian” Carrie Underwood right away. She said, “I texted Carrie and was like, ‘You’re never going to believe this!'” PETA hopes that Nashville’s newest vegetarian (in addition to Underwood, Shania Twain and Emmylou Harris also eschew meat) will pose for one of its iconic ad campaigns this year.

Written by Michael McGraw

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