Catie Turner, an 18-year old vegan from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has made it into the top ten finalists of US talent show American Idol.
Turner is vocal about her veganism on social media, and took to Twitter on Thursday with a tongue in cheek film proposal for Disney, starring her as a mushroom in a story of 'the first vegan princess'.
She also 'tweeted' earlier this month to ask ‘who puts cheese in hash browns’, adding ‘LET A VEGAN EAT POTATOES IN PEACE’.
The young performer was voted into the finals with the help of viewers, as well as judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.
Turner particularly impressed judges with her original music, and her cover of Blondie’s 1980 smash hit 'Call Me'.
The season finale is set to air on May 21, and viewers can vote for their favorite musicians by text message.
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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