STARSTRUCK Pink fan Daikota Gerrett moved her rock star idol to tears yesterday morning on Australian national television.
The Ballarat teenager wrote a heart-felt letter about how much the American singer-song writer, Alecia Moore, had inspired her – and never dreamed she would read the letter during a commercial break for a live concert on Win morning show, Today.
Pink pulled her young fan on stage and hugged her.
When the broadcast returned, Daikota gave an emotional interview with hosts Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson.
“I took along a frog pillow, because I knew Pink liked frogs, and held it up to her.
“She told me to chuck it to her and inside was a letter.
“When she started to read the letter she teared up and cried, gave me a big hug on stage and told me how much I inspired her,” Daikota told The Courier.
“In the letter, I wrote ‘Thank you for being who you are and showing everyone it’s okay to show who you are’.”
The Phoenix Comunity College student and her mother Julie Bray drove 10-and-a-half hours from Ballarat for the Sydney taping.
Daikota won a competition to be in the crowd with fellow Pink fans, writing in 25 words or less what the rock star meant to her.
Her winning words were: “Pink is an inspiration who saved my life through her music and gave me the confidence to come out to family and friends”.
Ms Bray said her daughter was visibly shaking as the rock star read her letter, and also for some time after the hug.
Daikota has been a massive Pink fan since she was a kid and said there was no way she could pick a favourite song.
Pink stayed with her fans after the morning concert, signing autographs for each and every one.