On choosing not to rely on looks in life, but on intelligence and strength instead:
“Shout out to all of the women, across the world, using their brains, their strength, their work ethic, their talent, their ‘magic’ that they were born with, that only they possess. It may not ever bring you as much ‘attention’ or bank notes as using your body, your sex, your t-ts and asses, but women like you don’t need that kind of ‘attention.’ In the quiet moments, you will feel something deeper than the fleeting excitement resulting from attention, you will feel something called pride and self respect. Keep on resisting the urge to cave. You’ll never have to make silly excuses for yourself.”
… says Pink.
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On her love for cooking and eating:
I take cooking classes for vacation. Last summer I went to Les Prés d’Eugénie, Michel Guérard’s place in France, for five days. We made croissants and coq au vin. They have an incredible wine list. I’m obsessed with halloumi. I grill it for salads with truffle oil and dandelion greens — the more exotic the greens, the better. I don’t care if people think halloumi’s squeaky; they’re wrong.
On gaining weight while not on tour:
Here’s the issue: I don’t change my eating when I get home. So everyone always asks me, ‘What are you going to do after?’ And I say, ‘Get really fat and happy.
… says Pink.
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Her response to her weight critics:
I don’t take well to bullying. I never have. I’m not a person that will be bullied. I’m not a person that will stand by and watch other people bullied. I think people have gotten it wrong. They think their opinion matters and holds weight and I don’t know where or why they’re giving themselves so much credit you know? So I thought it was important for me to remind them that I don’t care. My life is full, I like food a lot, I really like to cook, I like to live, I find joy in that and we’re doing alright in the Hart household. I am a girl, I have feelings and people think I take no sh-t and I’m tough, tougher than nails, but I’m a human being.
… says Pink.
Responding to her weight critics:
I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight. You’re referring to the pictures of me from last night’s cancer benefit that I attended to support my dear friend Dr. Maggie DiNome. She was given the Duke Award for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer.
But unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you. While I admit that that dress didn’t photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful. So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about me, I’m not worried about me. And I’m not worried about your either :)… I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake.
… says Pink.
From WHO Magazine:
Posing completely nude three years after becoming a mum, “I’m in the best shape of my life,” declares WHO’s cover girl Pink as she leads a host of brave stars stripping down to celebrate positive body image and finding confidence for WHO’s special Body Issue. Pink says her body confidence stems from “when I know I’m fit” and that despite being “ten pounds [4.5kg] heavier” than she was before her pregnancy, “I’m so much more patient with myself.”
The pop sensation, who was a child gymnast, learnt from an early age that “instead of thinking, ‘Am I skinny?’ I grew up thinking, ‘Am I fast enough? How can I use my body?’ I’m a person who could always lose a couple [pounds] here and there, but I would rather be strong than bony.”
It’s this strong sense of self that Pink, who wed motocross star Carey Hart in 2006, hopes to instill in their daughter, three-year-old Willow: “She said to me the other day, ‘Mama, on Tuesday I think we should get naked and have a naked booby butt dance party.’ I was like, I’m in!’”
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