Lady Gaga is one of the most recognizable musicians and performing artists today. She has a cult following, and all of her “little monsters” praise her forward-thinking ways and behavior. Though her fame has brought her life into the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know about the star. Here, we present our list of 15 facts you probably didn’t know about Lady Gaga.
Number Fifteen: Her Meat Dress Had to Be Transformed
You might be aware that Lady Gaga’s notorious meat dress is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but have you ever wondered how it’s being preserved? Well, the dress was actually made into jerky so it wouldn’t rot! It might be a little different, but that’s better than having to admire a dress made of rotting flesh.
Number Fourteen: She Was on TV Before She Was Famous
Remember those MTV shows The Hills and Boiling Points? Well, Lady Gaga was on both of them! Unfortunately, she didn’t “win” on Boiling Points (as you might have already guessed).
Number Thirteen: “Dance in the Dark” Is Actually Really Dark
In the song “Dance in the Dark,” Lady Gag references seven famous people who died tragic deaths. The seven people are Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Sylvia Plath, JonBenet Ramsey, Liberace, Jesus, Stanley Kubrick, and Princess Diana.
Number Twelve: She Has an Important Connection With Her Dad
Lady Gaga’s dad bought her her first piano when she was just 13 years old. After her grandfather died, she composed the song “Edge of Glory” on that same piano while she shared a bottle of tequila with her dad.
Number Eleven: She Wanted Her Breasts to Blow Up
At the 2009 Much Music Awards, Lady Gaga was wearing a flaming bra. This you probably knew, but did you know she actually wanted her breasts to blow up? However, the fire department would not allow for that, so instead, she wore her flaming bra.
Number Ten: Bill Romance
Lady Gaga was performing “Bad Romance” in front of Bill Clinton. And rather than say “Bad Romance,” she sang “Bill Romance.”
Number Nine: She Wanted Some Weird Things in Her Perfume
Lady Gaga originally wanted to put blood and semen in her Fame perfume. However, that clearly was going to violate some FDA regulations, so instead she put traces of Belladonna, which is also known as Deadly Nightshade.
Number Eight: She Holds Several World Records
Lady Gaga holds a world record that essentially nobody else will be able to compete with. She holds a record for organizing the largest number of Lady Gaga impersonators! She holds 11 more world records as well.
Number Seven: Her Hair Bow Was Designed to Resemble Hello Kitty
The iconic bow was originally designed for her “Poker Face” music video. But she ended up keeping it because she loved it so much.
Number Six: Lady Gaga Used a Gold Wheelchair
After getting hip surgery, Lady Gaga appeared in a $2,600 wheelchair made of 24-karat gold. The wheelchair had quilted leather seats and padding, not to mention a hood.
Number Five: Her Male Alter Ego Was Originally a Joke
You might be aware that Gaga’s alter ego is named Jo Calderone, but did you know that the persona began as a joke? She and a fashion photographer staged a photo shoot with her as Jo as a joke.
Number Four: The “Born This Way” Video Made History
The video is one of the most iconic videos for fashion of all time. It was directed by Nick Knight, and there are cameos by models Raquel Zimmermann and Rico “Zombie Boy” Genest. She can also be seen wearing clothes by Thierry Mugler in the video.
Number Three: She Has a Lot of Nicknames
Lady Gaga has many, many nicknames. Some of these nicknames include Gagaloo, Loopy, Mother Monster, Rabbit Teeth, The Germ, and Sister Swine.
Number Two: She’s Totally a Carrie
One of Lady Gaga’s favorite shows is Sex & The City, and her favorite character from the show is Carrie Bradshaw. Sorry, Miranda!
Number One: She Has Gone Bankrupt… Four Times
It might sound crazy, but Lady Gaga actually admitted in 2009 that she has gone bankrupt four times. However, since skyrocketing to fame, we’re guessing that isn’t an issue anymore.