This Is Jared Leto’s Secret To Looking A Decade Younger

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There’s no denying it, Jared Leto is in phenomenal shape for a 44-year-old.

A week today, Suicide Squad will premiere in UK cinemas, where Leto will debut as infamous DC villain ‘The Joker’ – a role he had to bulk up for.

But what is the 30 Seconds To Mars frontman’s secret to looking so damn good?


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On the topic of looking a decade younger than he actually is, Leto told GQ:

I still have plenty of vices, but alcohol isn’t one of them. It’s probably just down to sleep and diet. If you travel long haul a lot or don’t sleep much, it’s not going to last very long, that’s for sure.

I’m pretty healthy so I think that helps a lot. I’ve been that way for a long time – 20 solid years of eating vegetarian/vegan and taking care of myself. That probably helps the preservation process.

So living close to straight-edge and veganism, the answer nobody really wants to hear. Although Leto does admit even he cheats on his diet.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Leto said:

I’m actually a cheagan, a cheating vegan. I don’t eat meat ever. But if someone’s mom made a cookie and handed it to me, I’d probably take a bite, or if I’m in Alaska and there’s wild salmon out of the river, I’d probably eat it.

That interview took place with Leto leading the interviewer on a hiking trip which also included a good deal of rock climbing – a love of the performer which certainly helps keep his body shredded.

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His diet in particular plays a key role in his youthful looks, and Physician Dr Neal Barnard has offered evidence as to why.

In his book, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, he argues:

Studies suggest that free radicals [toxic molecules that form in the body] contribute to ageing.

A vegan diet — rich in fruits and vegetables — is full of antioxidants which help protect the body from damage by free radicals.

Being a professional who is capable of hiring dietitians and trainers is always a surefire way to achieve the body of a Greek sculpture – but you can’t deny the power of Leto’s self-discipline.

So strict diet and exercise it is then – hardly a secret, but far easier said than done…


Kieron Curtis

An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest... not forgetting his time at ASDA.