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16 Facts About Lady Gaga We Definitely Didn't Know

Diply 3 Jul 2018

Lady Gaga is one of the most iconic faces, voices, and artists in the world, now and forever. Her music is a fun, eclectic pop that cannot be recreated. She has a unique and fun take on fashion, to the point where she's basically a walking piece of art.

Seriously, name a celebrity as interesting, artistic, and creative than Mother Monster! Turns out, she has always had a sort of fascinating life, which we compiled into a fun list of facts below.

1. Her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.

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I mean, we all figured Lady Gaga wasn't her real name, but I don't think about her having a real name. Ya know?

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2. She dropped out of New York University after her first year, to pursue music full-time.

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"I don't have the same priorities as other people, I just don't. I like doing this all the time. It's my passion. When I'm not doing a show, I'm writing a song, or I'm on the phone with Dada yapping about a hemline," she said on her passion of music.

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3. She co-wrote songs for New Kids On The Block, The Pussycat Dolls, Fergie, and Jennifer Lopez.

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Back when she was first starting at Intercope Records, she co-wrote a ton of songs, most of which were under her real name, Stefani Germanotta.

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4. 'Radio Gaga' by Queen was the inspiration behind her name.

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She had a huge love and admiration for both Queen and Freddie Mercury, calling him one of the, "biggest personalities in the whole of pop music."

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5. That meat dress she wore to the 2010 VMAs? It weighed 50 pounds.

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Yeah, the dress made of cheap cuts of meat was 50 pounds, but surprisingly affordable for those who want to steal the carnivorous look.

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6. "Telephone" was supposed to be sung by Britney Spears on her Circus album.

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Once it was dropped, it was reworked for Gaga, who featured Beyoncé on the song, aka one of the most epic collaborations of all time.

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7. She has at least 19 tattoos, all of which are on the left side of her body.

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Her father requested that she keep at least one side of her clean, hence all of her ink being on the left, with nothing on the right. Her tattoos are beautiful and all have deep meanings behind them.

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8. She attended the same upscale, all-girls Catholic school as Paris and Nicky Hilton.

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Located in Manhattan, Convent of the Sacred Heart was home to a few famous faces, although Gaga hated high school as she said she never fit in.

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9. She learned to play the piano by ear at age four.

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How impressive is that? Of course, it doesn't surprise me considering how talented she is, but still, sheesh! She started writing original songs and ballads at age 13.

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10. "Just Dance" was written in 10 minutes, while she was hungover.

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Yes, her first huge chart-topping hit single was written in less than a half hour while she was super, super hungover, and she still managed to make it a smashing hit. It was her first time being in a Hollywood recording studio, too!

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11. She walked during the Marc Jacobs show during the fall 2016 New York Fashion Week.

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Her ensemble include some sky-high, chunky platform books and an oversized bow, both of which are so Gaga.

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12. She toured with New Kids On The Block in 2008.

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This might have been their big comeback tour since the '90s, but it was her first-ever major tour. That must have been a fun time, don't you think?

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13. Fame, her first fragrance, was an envelope-pushing, barrier-breaking revolution in the world of fragrance.

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She wanted a perfume that would be black in the bottle, but clear when sprayed, and nothing had ever been done like that before. Eventually, the team figured it out, and it was super cool.

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14. She once sent out a ton of pizza to fans waiting outside a record shop where she was doing a signing. 

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How much pizza are we talking? $1000 worth. Can you tell how much she loves her fans? That is so sweet!

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15. Gaga had a teenage romance with acting.

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While she was always passionate about singing and music, she had an affair with acting as a teenager, and landed minor roles in both The Sopranos and The Hills.

It looks like she's rekindled that love in recent years with roles on American Horror Story.

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16. She goes without pants during performances for her grandmother with bad eyesight. 

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“My grandmother is basically blind, but she can make out the lighter parts, like my skin and hair. She says, ‘I can see you, because you have no pants on.’ So I’ll continue to wear no pants so that my grandma can see me," she said.

Awe, that is unexpectedly adorable and endearing, right?

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