People magazine has been celebrating Hollywood’s most beautiful stars for nearly 30 years, beginning when Michelle Pfeiffer graced the 1990 cover, and you’d think it would get a little tough for editors to have to narrow down that list every year. But beauty is only skin deep and the mag knows it. They continue to find gorgeous women and men but, at the same time, want to find someone who also has a beautiful soul. And this year, it’s someone who can make traumas beautiful.
That’s right, the cover woman of The Beautiful Issue 2018 is none other than Pink. She’s a powerful performer, amazing mother and the kind of role model you want for yourself — and your kids. She’s honest, hilarious, confident and an all-around badass with a style and beauty all her own. But what’s best about her cover is that it’s not just her on it; she’s sharing it with her two children, Willow and Jameson.
And like many (most?) moms out there, for Pink, it’s all about her most important role.
“The thing about parenting is you never know if anything you’re doing is working,” she told People. “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, who says she had a good childhood, has embraced an attachment parenting style with her own kids. “Yeah, I believe in affection,” she explained. “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.'”
While things can be hairy for kids nowadays, the singer is all about empowerment. So creating a gender-neutral environment is something she and husband Carey Hart get behind, though she’s not putting a name to it. “I feel like gender-neutral is in itself a label and I’m label-less,” she said. “I don’t like labels at all so I believe that a woman and a girl can do anything.”
But it’s not all girl power (though she fully supports that). Pink believes in “fairness and justice. And I believe that a boy can do anything. So I have boys that flip dirt bags and I have boy friends that wear dresses. It’s all okay to me. It’s whatever floats your boat. So that’s the kind of house that we live in.” Oh, if that were only the kind of world we all lived in.
But back to the beauty. Pink isn’t the obvious choice in a world of Gal Gadots, but all you have to do is look at her and know that, yes, People picked a goody. She is a stunning woman but not the typical celeb who would normally get this title. She’s unique and edgy and strong, she’s only ever herself and stresses that individuality. F*cking perfect.