New series Veganville premiered on BBC Three earlier in the year to spread the word about the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Now, the series is airing on BBC 1 every Tuesday night at 10:35 pm.
Veganville follows five vegans as they go to Merthyr Tydfil, a town surrounded by hills and farmland in Wales. The contestants meet people who depend on animal agriculture to explain the advantages of switching to a vegan lifestyle.
So who’s taking part in the show? Let’s meet the cast of Veganville and understand how they turned to vegans.
Joey is a 32-year-old full-time animal rights activist and a YouTuber from Adelaide, passionate about environmental and health issues.
Before his stint on Veganville, he’s done a lot of YouTube videos where he openly speaks about veganism and animal cruelty.
His videos include vlogs, interviews with other activists, as well as reaction-based interviews with the public.
Rikki is 24-year-old and she became a vegan three years ago. She revealed she was inspired to convert to veganism from ‘What I Eat In a Day’ videos.
Rikki explained: “I just think the food is so amazing. It makes me so happy.”
She switched to plant-based food mainly because of its health benefits.
Dan, 51, is a truck driver and part-time actor who turned to veganism three years ago.
The reason he’s turned vegan is because he deeply cares about the environment and wants to keep a healthy and active lifestyle.
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Jodi, 34, is a vegan food entrepreneur and a single mother.
She said in the episode: “I’ve never had an animal. The way I live my life is to be kind.”
We tried to track her down on social media, but she doesn’t have a very active online presence.
You could find her on Twitter under the handle @JodiMayAnderson and there’s more information about her from the management agency that represents her.
— Jodi Anderson (@JodiMayAnderson) September 14, 2014
In week two, the four other contestants met the fifth star of the series – 33-year old Korin from Miami.
He is a professional personal trainer and bodybuilder across the pond. Korin is passionate about fitness and has a good social media presence. You can’t find him on Instagram under the name of @korinsutton.
Apart from being interested in veganism, he helps other people to accomplish their desired fitness goals and keep a healthy lifestyle.
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