FEATURE: Royce Ashcroft and Imari Spigner


Royce Ashcroft and Imari Spigner are an active vegan couple located in Florida. Royce has been vegan since January 2016, and Imari has been vegan since April 2017. The couple met each other at an open mic show that Royce was the host of in April 2017 and it has been love ever since. The original purpose for Mr. Ashcroft to transition to a vegan lifestyle was to purify and decalcify his pineal gland for spiritual clarity and easier access to lucid dreaming and astral projection. As he continued along his journey, he learned about all the amazing health benefits, environmental benefits, animal slaughter houses, and all the tasty foods that being vegan has to offer. He shared this with his new girlfriend and she transitioned and has no plans on ever going back.

Together they have started Noor 17, which is a VEGAN modeling & talent network. Noor 17 hosts a wide range of events such as social mixers, fashion shows, public speaking workshops, and the list goes on and on. Currently, the network is gearing up for their first major network event week, Vegan Awareness Week, which will take place November 10th – November 17th. The vegan awareness week will launch with “The Great Vegan Debate” which will be a parliamentary-style debate with an audience of 200 as 4 panelists of vegans and 4 omnivores debate about living a plant-based and organic lifestyle.

Each day of the week will feature its own activities such as Veg5k, The Vegan Battle of the Bands, and the Grand Finale of the week, The 2018 Florida Vegan Awards & Model Extravaganza. The Awards show will be held at the omni-prestigious Bob Carr Theatre in the Doctor Phillips Center in the heart of Downtown Orlando. The 2,400-seat auditorium will be filled with large trophies given away to top vegan models, athletes, businesses, restaurants, you name it! The awards show will be hosted by America’s Got Talent semi-finalists and Orlando career native, Preacher Lawson! Many A-list celebrities who are vegan are on the invite list whose names will be released closer to the show date. Noor 17 is always looking for more plant-based friends to help with the cause so if you’re interested in getting involved, please like and find Noor 17 on Facebook in the links provided below.

Social Media

Noor 17 page: http://facebook.com/noor17vegan
The Vegan Gala: https://www.facebook.com/events/215077995704948     The Great Vegan Debate: https://www.facebook.com/events/2116150941942179/
The Veg5k: https://www.facebook.com/events/481660182228001/    
The 2018 Florida Vegan Awards & Model Extravaganza: https://www.facebook.com/events/170945230129887/