Gaga wore a beautiful gold Gucci wrap for the cover. Inside the magazine, Gaga opens up about how she doesn’t consider herself “conventionally beautiful,” but she’s grown to love who she is on the inside, rather than the outside.
“If there was some sort of mathematical equation for beauty, I don’t know if I would be the algorithm,” Lady Gaga tells Andy Cohen, who interviewed her for the Glamour story. “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.”
“I’m confident in who I am,” she adds. “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.”
Speaking of becoming a star, Lady Gaga didn’t just leave behind her normal day-to-day life, she let go of her real name: Stefani Germanotta. The “Applause” singer admits she only allows family and close friends to call her Stefani.
“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,” she explains. “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.”
I think she looks great on the cover, believe it or not. I think she can be so much MORE beautiful when she’s not looking like this. I don’t know why she tries so hard to be “artsy,” it just comes off as plain weird. But in these pictures, she looks great!
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