Madelaine Petsch is a young budding actress who already has a great career in front of her. The actress is best known for her role in the teen drama Riverdale. Petsch portrays Cheryl Blossom, one of the main characters on the show that is based on the Archie comics. The character is depicted as the popular rich girl who develops a relationship with another character, Toni Topaz. Petsch’s portrayal of Blossom has garnered her rave reviews. When she’s not busy solving crimes with the other teens on the CW hit show, Petsch also has her own YouTube channel, where she’s very open and honest with her fans.
While it’s clear the actress is passionate about her career as an entertainer, YouTuber, and businesswoman, there is another area of interest that she holds dear to her heart.
Madelaine Petsch’s Passionate Pursuits
Petsch revealed that at the age of 14, she chose to follow a vegan diet. The actress was raised a vegetarian and has supported the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In 2017, the star teamed up with PETA for her first campaign, modeling a dress made out of bok choy rather than animal products.
“I feel very honored to work with PETA,” the actress said. “I’ve known about PETA since I was a wee little child, and it’s been a goal to be able to speak about how I feel about veganism.”
She also shared why she opted to go vegan and what she chooses to eat instead. “I felt a lot healthier and I didn’t feel lethargic because I wasn’t eating any milk or eggs. My favorite vegan place to eat is Veggie Grill, but it changes daily and my favorite vegan snacks are shaved beets, and then I put them in the oven and make beet chips,” the actress explained.
She hopes to increase awareness for her cause
Petsch elaborated on why she felt it was critical for people to be aware of what they’re doing themselves and the environment. “It’s important to be conscious of what you’re doing. If you can be conscious of what you’re eating and conscious of what you’re doing in the world, and as long as you’re aware of what’s going on, I think that’s kind of the first step,” Petsch explained.
In a separate interview with People, the actress divulged what her diet consists of on a daily basis. “I’m not always able to plan ahead, my diet works for me because I can be very flexible about what I eat in a day. I eat clean and non-processed food, which helps me avoid feeling fatigued on long workdays,” the actress told the outlet. Obviously the diet has its physical benefits, but it’s clear that Petsch’s wish for a more conscious and compassionate world is dear to her heart.