Lady Gaga Covers Glamour Women Of The Year Issue
The singer talks beauty, confidence and stripping back layers in new interview…
Lady Gaga has opened up about body confidence and the notion of beauty in the latest issue of Glamour magazine.
The Applause singer, who features on the cover of the Women Of The Year issue, admitted to interviewer Andy Cohen that while she’s confident in who she is, she doesn’t consider herself to be “conventionally beautiful”.
Mother Monster revealed: “I’m confident in who I am. I’ve come to a place in my life where I’ve accepted things that are me, as opposed to feeling pressure to explain myself to people around me. That’s just the way I’ve always tried to be. It didn’t change when I became a star.”
When asked whether she considers herself to be beautiful, the 27-year-old star replied: “Not conventionally beautiful. If there was some sort of mathematical equation for beauty, I don’t know if I would be the algorithm.”
Gaga continued: “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.”
The Born This Way hit maker is known for her extravagant costumes and alter-egos, and admitted that she’s somewhat afraid of what’s “under all those layers”.
The singer said: “In some ways, the outfits - these creations are because I don’t want to face the reality of what people want from a female pop star.”
She added: “Everybody always laughs because I feel so much more comfortable with, like, a giant paper bag on my whole body and paint on my face. Sometimes I try really hard to take it all off.
“But inevitably what’s underneath is still not a straight edge. And I don’t think it ever will be.”