Alecia Moore, also known as P!nk, is a massive pop star. Ask any fan for P!nk trivia, and they'll tell you that she's won Grammys, topped the charts, and blown away audiences with her aerial, acrobatic performances. But these aren't the only reasons why listeners adore her. P!nk is a great role-model as well.
P!nk stories prove that she's independent, fearless, kind, and completely hilarious. Who contributes to tons of charities? P!nk. Who started out singing at nightclubs and slinging fries at McDonald's? P!nk. Who challenged beauty conventions with her sometimes pink, sometimes spiky, always memorable hair? Definitely P!nk. She's as devoted a mother as she is a fierce performer, and she somehow makes it all look easy.
If you don't already know why P!nk is great, these stories will clue you in.
Singing Helped Her Get CleanPhoto: peoplestylewatch.com / via Pinterest
By the age of 14, P!nk had started performing in nightclubs. A DJ at her local club told her she could perform on the main stage, but she would have to get clean from drugs. She agreed, and has been singing ever since.38222Is this cool?
She's Open About Her Post-Pregnancy BodyPhoto: @Pink / via Instagram
P!nk is all about body positivity. She posted this photo to Instagram after giving birth to her second baby, with the caption: "Would you believe I'm 160 pounds and 5'3"? By 'regular standards' that makes me obese. I know I'm not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don't feel obese. The only thing I'm feeling is myself. Stay off that scale ladies!"45656Is this cool?
She Needed "Liquid Courage" To Ask Eminem To CollaborateVideo: YouTube
P!nk gets starstruck, too. She told Entertainment Weekly how intimidated she was to ask Eminem to collaborate with her on a track:
"I sneak-attacked him. [Producer] Max [Martin] and I started making ['Revenge'], and I wrote this rap. We were drinking a lot of wine, and then I went home and I thought more wine would be a good idea. I emailed [Eminem]. This is why they call it liquid courage. And I said, ‘You know I love you. I like that you work with a lot of the same people, like Rihanna. She’s hotter than me, but I’m funnier. So I’m going for a rap Grammy, and I’d like to take you along with me.’
It was this long email, and he wrote back right away and just said, ‘Okay.’"52792Is this cool?
She Is An LGBTQ AllyPhoto: ItsPiNKsWorld / via YouTube
P!nk has been a proud supporter of LGBTQ rights and the legalization of gay marriage during her music career. In 2010, she was presented with the HRC Ally for Equality award, and in her speech, she expressed her commitment to the cause: "I’m a fighter, we are all fighters, I will do everything I can to open people’s hearts, ears, minds, mouths, pockets to carry on, and to fight alongside with you."33436Is this cool?