Pink has been named the cover star of People’s most Beautiful issue, and she posed with her two kids, Willow, 6, and Jameson, 1.
The 38-year-old pop star, born Alecia Moore, is in the midst of her Beautiful Trauma tour, which features a moving nightly set piece where she re-enacts her dramatic 2017 MTV Video Music Awards speech in which she explained to Willow that true beauty is how you feel inside.
“The thing about parenting is you never know if anything you’re doing is working,” Pink tells the magazine. “That’s been the most humbling thing for me. In my head, I sound amazing and then I turn around and her eyes are completely glazed over. I have no idea. We’ll see.”
Pink tells People that her own “free range” upbringing in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, during which she rode bikes to school, played in the woods all day, climbed trees and did gymnastics was a “good” childhood, something she’s aiming to give her children with husband Carey Hart as well. “I believe in affection,” she says. “I believe in needs being met and faith being implemented, and I believe in letting your kids know they can count on you, and that you’ll be there. My parents obviously did not believe in that and I worked out okay. I always tell Willow, ‘I’m going to teach you the rules so that you’ll know how and when to break them’.”
Pink appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday to celebrate the honor, joking that “I feel more beautiful and I’ve decided that for the whole week that the magazine is out no one is allowed to look me directly in the eyes.” Asked how she reacted when she found out about the cover shoot, Pink says she “laughed out loud,” then noted that Willow recently came to her and revealed that she still feels the same way about her looks as she did before Pink’s moving speech. “Nothing that you did helped,” Willow told her.
The magazine renamed the issue this year. The annual event has honored Hollywood’s most beautiful since 1990, and has evolved from a list of the “50 Most Beautiful” to “Most Beautiful Woman” and now “The Beautiful Issue.”