“I’m Pink’s biggest fan”
Manda’s obsession with the singer has won her the trip of a lifetime
When Manda Dyer is behind the wheel of her car, people stop and stare. It’s completely covered with images of her idol, singing superstar Pink.
“Sometimes I forget that,” mum-of-two Manda laughs. “Then I think, ‘What are they staring at?’”
In October, Today announced a competition to find Australia’s biggest Pink fan. Not surprisingly, Manda, 40, won. Now she’s heading off on an all-expensespaid trip to see Pink in concert in Los Angeles next year.
“I’m still pinching myself,” says Manda, a teacher’s aide from Vincentia, NSW.
Her Pink obsession began when the star released her second album Missundaztood in 2001.
Manda credits the singer with getting her through some tough times. Husband Graham 44, spent eight years on dialysis before getting a kidney transplant.
And after having her daughters, Harmony, now 13, and Taryn, 10, Manda suffered postnatal depression.
“If I ever felt down, I’d put Pink on and she helped me pick myself up,” she says.
Fanatic Manda has all of Pink’s vinyl records, CDS and DVDS, and a collection of posters, limited-edition photos and framed prints.
But the airbrushed Renault Megane convertible is her pride and joy.
“Pink, her husband Carey Hart and daughter Willow are on it, but last year they had a little boy, Jameson,” says Manda. “Now I’ve got to find room somewhere for him!”
Manda has already seen Pink in concert six times.
“If I meet her in LA, I want her to autograph my wrist and I’m going to get the autograph tattooed over,” says Manda.
“It will be a dream come true.”
Manda wants to ask Pink to sign her car when she sees the star in concert in Sydney.
Daughters Harmony (left) and Taryn are dying to meet the singer, too! The song title Who Knew is tattooed on Manda’s back along with Pink’s eyes.