Glitz, glamour, the big stage and the paparazzi’s flash—for some Canadians who’ve made it in showbiz, that’s just how life is. For the rest of us? Not so much!
But hey—no matter how different or swanky we think the lives of Canadian celebs may be, there’s one thing that we all have in common: an absolute love of eggs!
So to celebrate some home-grown talent (not to mention the egg dishes they crave), here’s a look at five famous Canadians and their egg-centric favourites!
Carly Rae Jepsen
— Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) January 30, 2017
A true Canadian pop darling and singer of the hit “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen is all about rounding out her morning routine with nutrition from some good, old-fashioned boiled eggs, according to Bon Appetit.1
And when it comes to arguably the all-time best egg accompaniment, Jepsen has gone on-record saying “when it comes to bacon, the crunchier the better, but really any bacon is good by me.”
Sounds like Carly loves eggs so much that perhaps her next single might be “Call Me Eggy”!
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 27, 2017
When he’s not busy making action films such as Deadpool and Green Lantern, Hollywood mega-star Ryan Reynolds enjoys a morning meal that delivers a protein punch with eggs.
According to a recent interview, Vancouver-born Reynolds starts the day with oatmeal, a spoon of almond butter, and the star of the plate—eggs!2
And no wonder—with all the stunts and action he films, it pays to start the day off right with eggs.
— Ben Mulroney (@BenMulroney) October 14, 2016
If there’s anyone who needs a little spring in their step in the early morning, it’s Canada’s own Ben Mulroney. As the face of news and talk show, Your Morning, the former host of Canadian Idol has to have plenty of pep as he helps get Canada’s day off on the right foot.
Mulroney’s breakfast of choice has got to involve a plate of bacon, sausage and of course eggs—they’ll provide the energy he needs to entertain us all from coast to coast.3
— Glenn Gould (@GlennGouldLtd) June 8, 2017
When this famously eccentric Canadian pianist wasn’t busy tickling the ivories, he had certain culinary proclivities that favour the humble and delicious egg. In fact, judging by this anecdote, Gould had to have eggs when the craving struck:
“Sometime between two and three every morning Gould would go to Fran’s, a 24-hour diner a block away from his Toronto apartment, sit at the same booth and order the same meal of scrambled eggs.”4
By the sounds of this, Gould not only knew his way around a piano; he definitely knew a great-tasting egg dish when he saw one too!
— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) February 15, 2017
With four Olympic golds under her belt, Hayley is an all-star Canadian hockey player. She’s the all-time leader in points for Canada’s national women’s team with a whopping 168 goals. She’s so big in the hockey world, Wayne Gretzky–the Great One himself–has called her “the female Gordie Howe.”5
It takes discipline, commitment, and instinct to do what Hayley does. It also takes fuel–the protein kick that comes from eggs. That’s why Hayley depends on them. “Eggs are important to me,” she says, “as a high-performance athlete and as a mom.”6
She’s not the only one. Eggs are important for fueling the lives of Canadians across our country… famous or otherwise!