Jenna Dewan

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Jenna Dewan is an American actress and dancer. Her career began as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson, and she went on to collaborate with Christina Aguilera, P!nk and Missy Elliott. She played Nora Clark in the film Step Up and has starred in American Horror Story: Asylum. She has also acted in Witches of East EndSupergirl, Soundtrack and The Resident. She hosted the first two seasons of World of Dance, Jennifer Lopez’s reality dancing competition.

Jenna Dewan went vegetarian around the age of 10 after watching a television program about slaughterhouses.1Kinosian, J. 2016. How slaughterhouses turned actress Jenna Dewan Tatum into a vegan. LA Times. Available: [Accessed 9 September 2021]. Since then she has gone vegan and has posed nude for PETA campaigns “to draw attention to the barbaric ways in which exotic animals are killed for purses, shoes and wallets.”2Abrams, T. 2010. Jenna Dewan Tatum Bares All for PETA. HuffPost. Available: [Accessed 9 September 2021]. In 2017, PETA named her one of the year’s sexiest vegans.3Murray, D. 2017. PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegan’ List Is In, And Not Just One, But Three Women Won. Elle. Available: [Accessed 9 September 2021].

…when I was 10 or 11 I saw a [TV] program on slaughterhouses. I just remember being blown away, utterly traumatized. And I declared the next day that I was never eating meat again. And I didn’t – it started then.