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Pink Explains Why She Won’t Alter Her Face As She Ages

Her message is really empowering!

In an industry where plastic surgery is common and often viewed as compulsory, Pink is fighting back. In a recent series of posts on her Twitter page, the rocker and philanthropist says she isn’t going to go under the knife as she ages.

The 40-year-old musician started the candid series of tweets by writing a “letter to self,” acknowledging the insecurity she feels when she looks in the mirror and sees her face changing.

Next, she lamented that so many people in the entertainment industry have extensive cosmetic procedures on their face, to the point that they even struggle to make facial expressions.

She wants her kids to be able to know what her face looks like when she’s mad, said the mother of two.

Next, she noted that she has been lucky to have never depended on her looks to gain success. So even as she ages, she can depend on her talent rather than her youthful appearance.

The Twitter manifesto seems to have struck a chord with Pink’s fans and even friends in the music industry. Her tweets gained plenty of support, including from Wilson Phillips vocalist Carnie Wilson. Wilson, who has struggled publicly with her body image for many years, gave Pink kudos in a comment: “Love you so much.”

Her fans also gave her plenty of love, with many of them saying her words are a breath of fresh air and an inspiration.

Pink has always been vocal about her opinions, especially as it relates to being a woman in the music industry. She has often discussed what it feels like to be a tomboy in a hyper-feminine environment, and how she works to teach her daughter Willow that there are many different ways to be beautiful, including showing her images of gender-bending stars like Prince.

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“We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl,” she said in a 2017 VMA speech, “and we help other people to change so they can see more kinds of beauty.”

And she’s been challenging the beauty status quo for a long time. In 2015, Pink took to Twitter to defend herself against critics who said she looked heavier at a charity event. First, she eviscerated commenters for being more concerned with her weight than fighting cancer, then told them, “I feel beautiful … I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off.”

Clearly, Pink is not afraid to stand up for a woman’s right to be her natural self, whatever shape that may be, and whatever age that might be. Hear, hear!