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Life with the Kardashians? I’d rather stay in poverty in Thailand! The 13-year-old ‘orphan girl’ Kim was desperate to adopt says NO

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  • Kim Kardashian fell in love with Pink when she visited Thai orphanage
  • Star was so moved by plight of children she offered to adopt the teenager
  • But Pink has said no because she wants to help rebuild her country
  • Gifted scholar says Thailand needs her after tsunami ten years ago 

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A teenager from a children’s home in a poverty-stricken region of Thailand made an astonishing decision to turn down an offer from reality TV star Kim Kardashian to adopt her into a life of wealth and glamour overseas.

The level-headed 13-year-old called Pink said she shook with excitement when she heard the multi-millionaire wanted to adopt her, but insisted she wanted to study in Thailand instead then help her impoverished homeland and the orphans she has grown up with.

The girl with a sunny smile stole Kim’s heart when she visited the ramshackle children’s home in Thailand’s Phang Nga province, a region where more than 4,000 people perished in the 2004 tsunami.

Pink, an outstanding scholar whose mother sent her to the home because she was too poor to care for her and fund her education, immediately bonded with Kim and gave her a bracelet in a visit in April filmed for her hit show Keeping Up with The Kardashians.

But after being told the reality TV star wanted to adopt her, Pink said: ‘Everyone wants to have a different or a better life, I suppose. But when I thought about it I realised it wouldn’t be good for me, because I would have to leave so much behind. I wasn’t ready for that.’

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