She”s one of the most talked about female music artists these days, so it”s no surprise that Lady Gaga was selected to front Glamour magazine”s Women of the Year December 2013 issue.
While flaunting her gorgeous blonde locks for the Patrick Demarchelier-shot spread, the “Applause” hitmaker dished about her extremely successful career and her Stefani persona.
Check out a few highlights from Lady Gaga”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Glamour!
On her confidence:
“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.”
On her unique beauty:
“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 be offer is just as important, more important, that what”s happening on the outside.”
On her art:
“I”m quite excited to get into an artist 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 costumers and makeup] off to be f***ing authentic.”
On her Stefani personality:
“I”m both [Lady Gaga and Stefani] 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 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 my message is – you can become whoever you want to be to escape your past.”
On her Born The Way Foundation:
“The foundation is everything that Ive ever believed in. My ambition was never to rule the world. It was always to change the world. And once I started to become more and more successful, this voice in the back of my mind was telling me to make sure that I staked my claim as a person. The Born This Way Foundation isnt about money at all. Its about communities, people coming together. Its about kids telling their stories to one another, and finding a sense of home by breeding compassion, making it cool to be that kind of person. I truly believe that people can find a happier way, if they are aware of the stories of people around thempeople who share similar challenges and similar fears.”