A remarkable young girl from a Thai children’s home has sensationally rejected the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave behind her life of poverty and hardship and live it up in the Hollywood hills. How? Well, during a visit from Kim Kardashian back in April, 13 year-old Pink struck up a bond and friendship with the model and TV personality that seemed to leave quite an impression. Soon after Kardashian’s return back to the states, she contacted the orphanage to see what Pink thought about her adopting her, expecting a positive reply…
However, Pink’s response stunned Kim and her husband Kanye West. The young teen decided to turn down the prospect of comfort, fame, wealth and a US passport in order to stay in her home of Phang Nga, to help rebuild it. The area was devastated by a tsunami a decade ago and efforts are still ongoing to patch up the province. Over 4,000 people died in the tragedy and Pink feels a responsibility to remain there and help others. Even though she’s just a child. One who was abandoned by her mother, who was too poor to raise her.
Kim said of her meeting with the truly remarkable Pink on her return from Thailand, “When you meet someone that you really connect to like this, you can’t help but think, like, how you could change their life. And I think that looking into adoption would be amazing. I literally cannot stop thinking about her. I told Kanye, I was like, honestly, this girl is so sweet and so cute, like, I would honestly adopt her.”
Pink is an extremely mature young girl and, despite her age, volunteers in her own children’s home in order to lighten the burden on the institution. She does basic chores and looks after younger children and takes great pride in her work, new ‘family’, home and community. All of which contributed to her decision to shun the limelight and pampered existence that Kardashian was offering.
Pink has dreams of staying where she is and, attending university and then going into the world of teaching or tourism. “I want to help my country,’ she says. ‘I want people to come and learn about Thailand and understand more about my country. That is why I am thinking of being a tour guide or educator.” It definitely sounds as if Kim and Kanye will have to look elsewhere!
What an amazing story. Given the chance to live every little girl’s dream, young Pink here stuck to her morals, her ideals and her dreams. What a trooper – we just know she’s going to be a huge success in whatever she does… Back in Thailand. What a star!