When you think of pink, you think delicate and girly. But according to Grammy Award-winner Pink, she’s always been thought of as the exact opposite of her moniker. The seemingly tough-as-nails singer and CoverGirl spokesperson says, “I was always considered butch... A ‘girl like me’ is someone who doesn’t rest on her looks, who has had people tell me from day one, ‘You’re never going to get magazine covers because you are not pretty enough.’”
Thankfully, she didn’t listen to the negative nellies and this month, she’s on the cover of the March issue of Redbook — and it’s not her first magazine cover, either.
Pink believes that while she might not be your average girly girl, she has her strong points that include working hard and being talented (that’s an understatement), funny, and a good person. “Feeling beautiful to me is when I feel good in my leather pants and my husband [pro-motocross racer Carey Hart] grabs my ass. Or when I’m sitting on a mat and my daughter [Willow, 20-months] runs to me with complete joy. Beautiful has never been my goal. Joy is my goal.”
Considering all of the emphasis on unattainable beauty in the entertainment industry, Pink’s state of mind is seriously refreshing, not to mention totally admirable. After all, do we want our daughters growing up wishing to be pretty and nothing more? Not us! We’d take determined, happy, and healthy over just plain pretty any day.
And for the record, we think Pink is gorgeous!
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