As much as some people may try, it's hard to dislike Vanilla Ice (a.k.a. Robert Van Winkle). A former '90s rap sensation who skyrocketed to fame with the hit "Ice, Ice Baby", the 42-year-old now has his own home re-modeling television show on the DIY Network called "The Vanilla Ice Project".

While there's little to indicate if Vanilla's got any green inclinations when it comes to building, we do know that his diet is earth-friendly.

“You know how some people can have a bunch of cheeseburgers and get high cholesterol? Mine was hereditary," he revealed recently. "I tried being vegetarian for three months, and it brought my cholesterol from over 300 to 133 without drugs.”

300?! Whoa. And it looks like the artist has stuck with the diet. In an interview with the New Yorker yesterday, Van Winkle credited going vegetarian (along with vitamins and good genes) with giving him a youthful visage.

Want to revisit a little "Ice, Ice Baby" remixed for the new hit by JEDWARD and featuring Vanilla himself? Check out the awesome video below:

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Vanilla Ice goes vegetarian
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