“I’m a Latin man—I love meat, I love seasoning, I love greasy stuff. And I love my typical food from Puerto Rico. It’s fried, I just love it and it tastes really good. So what can we do? I started…I started…I became a vegetarian—slowly, I didn’t do it drastically. First, I started eliminating the red meat, and the chicken, then the fish. And then it was all vegetables. How did I do that? I don’t know. If you told me when I was 20 that I was going to become a vegetarian, I would’ve been like, you’re crazy—that’s never going to happen. But I’ve lived a very health vegetarian lifestyle for three and a half, four years.”— Ricky Martin to Dr. Phil, describing his recently forged vegetarianism.