Pink: “Beautiful Has Never Been My Goal”

Grammy Award-winning singer Pink gets gorgeous on the March cover of REDBOOK and opens up about inner and outer beauty, and family life with husband Carey Hart and their 1-year-old daughter Willow.

On how daughter Willow has changed her life: “That first night in the hospital, she was having a complete meltdown, and Carey was out of it. But this nurse came in and she helped me through the whole thing. We sat up and talked all night with my baby in my arms, and it was like my whole life made sense, for the first time, ever.”

On her self-confidence: “‘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’re not pretty enough.’ I’m totally comfortable with that. I know my strong points: I work hard, I have talent, I’m funny, and I’m a good person.”

On what makes her feel beautiful: “Well, I was always considered butch. Feeling beautiful to me is when I feel good in my leather pants and my husband grabs my ass. Or when I’m sitting on a mat and my daughter runs to me with complete joy. Beautiful has never been my goal. Joy is my goal — to feel healthy and strong and powerful and useful and engaged and intelligent and in love. It’s about joy. And there’s such joy now.”

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  • Josslyn

    Good for her, but I still think she is beautiful, talented, and a great mom!

  • Jen

    Pink is such an awesome person. She is such a good role model and inspiration to women out there, and will be such a great role model to her daughter. She shows that no matter what, you can do what you want just by believing in yourself and casting aside society’s expectations of the way a women “should” look. And she’s proof positive that a great attitude can make a person even more beautiful…and snare you a hot hubby too! (had to add that in lol!) 🙂

  • coco

    Sweet. I admire her as a person. And btw she has a very pretty face!

    • Josslyn

      She has a gorgeous face! It’s her hair that I think some people have a problem with. I think it is just how society is though; they expect women to have long or shoulder length hair, and when they don’t, they get labeled as a lesbian or unattractive, it’s sad that many people still think that way. I think women can be beautiful with short or long hair….she sang a song a while ago with India Arie called, “I Am Not My Hair,” which would fit well with what I am talking about. 🙂

      • coco

        I don’t quite agree. I mean, I do think her face is gorgeous, but what make people say she’s not beautiful is her body, not her hair. She is fit and looks healthy, but her body does look butch, as she says. Which isn’t at all a problem, in my opinion, I think she’s lovely, but if we want to be honest she has a very pretty and feminine face, with kind of a masculine body.

        • reality

          Respect your opinion, but she is NOT butch, she is ATHLETIC, there is a MASSSSSIIIIVVVVEEE difference. I’d like to see you reach her fitness level and still be petitie.

  • kamila

    Love Pink. Re: that first thing she says about the nurse helping her. I’m not a nurse but I want to give a shout out to all the amazing, good hearted nurses out there. A nurse also soothed my soul like that the night my daughter was born and I was freaked out. A nurse basically birthed my friend’s child herself, pushing her to keep going, and helped her avoid a c-section. And when my daughter was in the hospital in her 1st week for jaundice, and I was exhausted, a nurse took care of me just as much as her and helped me to be able to rest and sleep. Some nurses are angels. Thank you, nurses out there!!!

  • pinks greatest fan

    LOVE LOVE LOVE pink, can’t wait to see your concert!

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