Pink Just Got Super Candid Talking About How Her Body Looked In Old Music Videos

Photo credit: Mauricio Santana - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mauricio Santana - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

  • Pink just explained how her body image of herself has evolved over the years while watching old music videos.

  • She recalled feeling "fat" while at a fitting for her "Just Give Me A Reason" video.

  • Then, she said, "Now I'm almost 150 pounds, and I look f*cking awesome."

Some things in life are a total given, like the fact that whenever Pink opens her mouth, magic spills out. While the 40-year-old pop star was recently doing an interview with Billboard, she was shown some of her old music videos and asked to comment on them. As you might imagine, her insights were pure gold.

First, Pink was shown a clip of the music video for her 2000 single "There You Go," in which she flew her motorcycle into an ex’s apartment window. "I think this is the prettiest I've ever looked, and will ever look," she said. "I’d just started riding motorcycles. I almost crashed 85 times." (She also said she smoked a ton of weed during the shoot and the director had to ask her to stop because she could barely keep her eyes open during close-up takes.)

Pink had some cool commentary on several of her music videos, but she got pretty deep when she was asked about her 2013 video for "Just Give Me a Reason." She says she remembers going to a fitting, thinking she was fat, and not wanting to wear anything that showed off her figure. Now, she said she thinks, "I was so thin."

"That's what we do to ourselves, and we should stop it," she said. "And now I'm almost 150 pounds, and I look f--king awesome."

This is hardly the first time Pink has spoken out about body positivity. After she accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2017 VMAs, she gave an emotional speech about body image. In it, Pink remembered her daughter saying she thought she was "the ugliest girl I know" during a car ride, noting that she looks "like a boy with long hair."

Pink explained that she went home and made a Powerpoint presentation full of androgynous rock stars and artists to show to her daughter. Then, Pink asked her daughter, "Well, what do you think I look like?" and her daughter told Pink that she was beautiful.

Her response: "Well, thanks. But when people make fun of me, that’s what they use. They say I look like a boy or I’m too masculine or I have too many opinions, my body is too strong."

Pink continued, "And I said to her, ‘Do you see me growing my hair?’ She said, ‘No, mama.’ I said, ‘Do you see me changing my body?’ ‘No, mama.’ ‘Do you see me changing the way I present myself to the world?’ ‘No, mama.’ ‘Do you see me selling out arenas all over the world?’ ‘Yes, Mama.’ ‘OK! So, baby girl. We don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change so they can see more kinds of beauty.’"

You keep doing you, Pink.

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