Before They Were Famous: Pink

by Robert Clunie
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Pink

CONTRASTING her edgy, tomboyish style with that of her female popstar peers, Pink has had huge success with hits like You Make Me Sick and There You Go. She’s a Grammy-award winning singer, wife, mother and talented performer. So this week we’re just giving you a reason to get to know that superstar that little better, particularly how the pre-celeb found her way to stardom!

Pink

  • HER full name is Alecia Beth Moore. She was born in Doylestown.
  • HER parents divorced when she was three years old. Their split and the subsequent demise of the marriage sparked, in part, a rebellious attitude from Pink. “I was never allowed to go over to any of my friends’ houses when I was little, because I was a bad influence,” she said of her early life. “None of their parents liked me and my own parents were scared to death of me – and for me.”
  • SHE wrote her first song when she was 14.

Young Pink

  • SHE became a regular singer at a nightclub in Philadelphia when she was 15 years old.
  • THE partying swallowed her into a world of drugs (she nearly overdosed at the age of 15) and petty crime.
  • SHE eventually dropped out of high school before returning to earn her G.E.D. in 1998.

Young Pink

  • PINK attended Moore College of Art and Design for a year before dropping out.
  • SHE has worked at Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and a gas station.
  • SHE got a contract with LaFace Records as part of the trio Choice. However, the band fizzled and she went solo.
  • PINK was the opening act for N’Sync.
  • SHE gained superstardom in the 2002 Moulin Rouge soundtrack with Christina Aguilera.
  • PINK attended Christina Aguilera’s 22nd-birthday party wearing nothing but body paint from the waist up. She gave her friend a full-lip kiss before she left.
  • PINK (sometimes as Alecia Moore) has appeared in the films Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Get Him To The Greek, Thanks for Sharing, Happy Feet Two, Rollerball, and Catacombs.
  • PINK briefly dated Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee.

Pink, Carey Hart and Willow Hart

  • HER parents cried after hearing her song Family Portrait and realised the effect their divorce had on her upbringing.
  • Brooke Shields was the first celebrity Pink ever met. The future singer was five, and Shields signed her hat.
  • SHE is a vegetarian.
  • SHE got married to motocross rider Carey Hart on January 7, 2006.

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