Zendaya Reveals Why She Became a Vegetarian: It's 'Definitely 'Not' Because I Love Vegetables'

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Zendaya is explaining why she chose to eliminate meat from her diet.

“My main reason for being a vegetarian is that I’m an animal lover — definitely NOT because I love vegetables,” the singer and actress, 20, shared on her app.

Zendaya said she started to think about becoming a vegetarian when she passed a slaughterhouse on a road trip with her father when she was 11, and he explained to her exactly what they did there.

“I thought it was awful, all those animals getting packed up in there waiting to be killed,” she shares. “I couldn’t believe that’s how I’d been getting my meat!”

She decided to officially become meat-free after watching the PETA documentary Glass Walls.

Zendaya says the first couple of days after she decided to go vegetarian, “I had this crazy dream about raining hamburgers,” she writes. “You know that book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? It was like that, with giant food falling out of the sky. And I still remember the dream so clearly.”

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Luckily, those dreams soon went away, and now she no longer craves meat at all.

“I don’t like the taste of meat,” she says. “It actually makes me feel weird. The only thing I kind of miss are my mom’s famous turkey burgers, but that’s it!”

And even though she doesn’t eat burgers, she still love a fast food run every now and then. Her favorite In-N-Out order? “Grilled cheese with grilled onions and extra spread,” she writes. “It tastes just as good as the burger. And the animal style fries are unreal.”

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