We’re used to seeing Lady Gaga decked out in the most outrageous wares with even more outrageous beauty choices but Harper’s Bazaar is looking to prove that her unique appeal is inherent. Posing au natural for the magazine’s October cover, Gaga talks about her makeup and body image as well as the realities of doing her job. The cover line 'Lady Gaga Bares All' hints that we'll be getting a more candid look at the already overexposed star so who knows what gems she'll go on to share. The issue goes on sale September 27; here's a sneak peek at her interview.
On makeup: “Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside.”
On her fans: “I think what has been lovely about my relationship with the public is that they expect something unexpected from me.”
On her body image: “I’m very free-spirited,” she says. “Even when I was a kid, I used to run around naked with the babysitter, driving her crazy.” She attributes her body conﬁdence to dancing, and “I do yoga, I do Bikram and I run, and I eat really healthy. You know, my work sort of feeds me. I keep in shape by working hard.”
On spending time on her own, due to her travel schedule: “When you’re alone as much as I am,” she observes, “you become accustomed to your solitude and embrace it.”
On taking up surfing, which she tried for the first time on a two-day vacation to Mexico in August: "I fell off a lot in the beginning," she says, "but one of the surfers said to me, 'Now that you can stand up, just look into the future and enjoy the ride.' I thought that was an interesting metaphor about life."
For the full interview and more photos, visit harpersbazaar.com.
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