A budding rock star herself, Windermere Prep fifth-grader Isabella Bakker introduces readers to her favorite celebrity, Pink.
By Isabella Bakker, Windermere Prep
When I am asked which celebrity inspires me, I think of Pink!
Pink was born on September 8, 1979, which makes her currently 41 years old. She was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She was born with the name Alecia Beth Moore; Pink is just her stage name. She gets her name from the movie “Reservoir Dogs,” as her friends thought she looked like the character Mr. Pink. She is the second child born to Jim and Judy Moore. She has an older brother named Jamison Moore. Her parents had a tense relationship, which caused the couple to divorce when Pink was 3 years old.
She started her young career working at McDonald’s. However, her father is a musician, so music runs in the family. Her father has a talent for singing and songwriting. Pink began writing songs herself at the age of 12. She formed a rap group when she was 13 and learned how to play the guitar as well. However, at the age of 14, she ran away from home and became involved in the drug scene. She overdosed on drugs as a teenager and then dropped out of high school to start singing in nightclubs. She has fought sobriety ever since, and although she struggles, she continues to fight for her sobriety for her children’s sake.
Despite her tough childhood, she has performed at 263 concerts worldwide. She has sold 16 million albums in the U.S., and 40 million albums worldwide including 50 million singles. This makes her one of the best-selling artists in the world. She has also been in multiple moves including “Happy Feet.”
In 2001, while at the Summer X Games, she met Carey Hart, who is a professional freestyle motocross competitor. She and Carey dated for four years, then Pink took matters into her own hands and proposed to Carey. Six months later, they were married in Costa Rica. They have two children — one girl named Willow Sage Hart and one boy named Jamison Moon Hart.
Some fun facts about Pink: Since the age of 15, she has been a vegetarian, until she started craving chicken during her first pregnancy. She is into motocross like her husband, and now this is a fun activity for her whole family to enjoy. She has more than 20 tattoos throughout her body. She has always been a proud tomboy. During her free time, she plants vegetables in her garden. Her favorite song to listen to and perform is “Get This Party Started,” and her favorite artist is Michael Jackson.
As a hopeful artist myself, with dreams to be in the music industry, I am inspired by Pink. Despite her early difficult life, she has become a successful singer and songwriter living with a beautiful family, including her husband and two children. She turned her difficult times into inspirational songs loved by the world.
I think she has become a wonderful role model. I will be performing on a cover band rock album soon, and the song I’ve chosen is “Raise Your Glass,” as I would love to be a rock star just like her.
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