The Grammy nominee, Pink, opened up Feb. 5 to Redbook magazine with a feature on how she defines herself not by her looks, but by her strengths. The magazine, which will hit newsstands on Feb. 12, quotes Pink as saying:
"Beautiful has never been my goal. Joy is my goal – to feel healthy and strong and powerful and useful and engaged and intelligent and in love."
She also states that she knows she is not the top pick for magazine covers because of her unconventional looks, but that she's comfortable with that. Instead, she seeks to define herself through the things she knows she does well.
"I know my strong points: I work hard, I have talent, I’m funny and I’m a good person."
Those are the attributes that should matter in a person, over and above looks. However, in the superficial music industry, looks are often what carry the vote of the day. But for Pink, she focuses instead on her music - "The Truth About Love" is her newest album that merits her Grammy nomination - and her family, including her two year-old daughter, Willow. Pink even says that she feels most beautiful "when I'm sitting on a mat and my daughter runs to me with complete joy."
Pink is also known for embedding self-acceptance and also the realities of body image dissatisfaction into her music, including hits like "Perfect" and "Don't Let Me Get Me." She clearly understands the frustrations of not fitting the mold, but also realizes the strengths she has as a person and as an artist, which are separate from her looks.