Lady Gaga: Woman of the Year
She’s known as ‘Mother Monster’ to her fans, but Lady Gaga has a new name to sport. Lighting up Glamour’s December issue, she’s been given the prestigious ‘Woman of the Year‘ title by the mag. The always passionate pop singer has been selected due to her spreading of worldwide tolerance and self-devotion to her adoring fans. The Grammy winner, formerly known as Stefani Germanotta, has become an icon in just a few short years.
Her whirlwind success is what others only dream of. Radiant as ever, Gaga sat down with Bravo’s Andy Cohen for an interview about what gives her confidence, being an artist, the Born This Way Foundation and much more.
Here are some snippets from the interview below:
On whether she considers herself to be beautiful…
“Not conventionally beautiful. If there was some sort of mathematical equation for beauty, I don’t know if I would be the algorithm. I’ve always been OK with that. I’m not a supermodel. That’s not what I do. What I do is music. I want my fans to feel the way I do, to know what they have to offer is just as important, more important, than what’s happening on the outside.”
On whether she is Gaga or Stefani when she’s at home…
“I’m both all the time. Gaga and Stefani are my nicknames. I guess when people meet me for the first time and call me Stefani, it bothers me. Because it’s something that’s reserved for only the people who are closest to me. It’s not because I don’t like my given name; it’s that I became somebody else. I became somebody else for a reason, you know. This is part of what my message is—you can become whoever you want to be, to escape your past.”
On being an artist…
“I’m quite excited to get into an artistic conversation. An artist is the only thing I want to be. I only want my freedom and my creativity. It’s all that I live for. I reject the idea that I have to take all [the costumes and makeup] off to be f–king authentic.”
Check out a behind-the-scenes video from her shoot here. fdmLOVES Lady Gaga: Woman of the Year, commentary by Allison Ripa.
Cover: Gucci dress
Photo 1: Burberry Prorsum dress
Photos: Patrick Demarchelier | Glamour