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Lady Gaga: I Don't Feel Pressure to Explain Who I Am

Lady Gaga: I Don't Feel Pressure to Explain Who I Am

Lady Gaga strikes a pose on the cover of Glamour‘s Women of the Year December 2013 issue, on newsstands November 5.

Here’s what the 27-year-old superstar had to share with the mag:

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 being Gaga vs. 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. 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.”

On if she considers herself beautiful: “Not conventionally beautiful. 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 offer is just as important, more important, than what’s happening on the outside.”

For more from Lady Gaga, visit Glamour.com.

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