Pink has become the latest celebrity to be invited to an army ball by an active duty service member, but there's a bit of a twist: the person doing the inviting is a female soldier.
Pfc. Joanna Wehr , who's currently deployed in Afghanistan, has asked the singer to accompany her to her unit’s welcome home ball at Fort Bliss, Texas, in December. Wehr made a musical request in the form of a re-written version of Pink's song "Perfect," posting a video to YouTube of herself singing her version while strumming an acoustic guitar and leaning on a cargo truck tire.
“Pretty, pretty please would you consider joining me/to my formal for the Army,” Wehr sings. “Pretty, pretty please it’d be so amazing to take/a fellow girl from Pennsylvania with me.” Wehr told the Army Times that she hopes that the fact that her hometown of Barnesville, PA is near Pink's hometown of Doylestown, and that Pink's father is a Vietnam veteran, will help sway the singer.
“I know she’s a supporter of our brothers and sisters in arms, past and present," she told the paper.
Wehr said said that although she is gay, and has had a crush on Pink since she was 12, she extended the invitation to the singer out of admiration and respect for Pink as a musician and a person. “I’ve always loved her music and her attitude, because she’s truly like no other female artist,” Wehr tells the Army Times .
Pink, of course, is already spoken for -- she's married to Carey Hart , and they have a daughter, Willow -- but has been a very public gay rights supporter. In fact, she recently tweeted , "Fun fact: when you twitter me and say 'you're a lesbian' it really doesn't bother me at all. It's a compliment. Most of my fav ppl are."
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