Lady Gaga by Patrick Demarchelier for Glamour US December 2013
When asked whether or not she considers herself beautiful, Mother Monster had a very self-aware response.
“Not conventionally beautiful,” she replied. “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 that what they have to offer is just as important, more important, than what’s happening on the outside. I’m confident in who I am.”
Gaga also explained the hurdles she faces being a woman in a male-dominated industry.
“Being beautiful is not so fun when you’re in a business with all men. Because it can actually get in the way,” she told the Watch What Happens Live host.
“I always have been [a contradiction] and some days are better than others, you know? Some days I feel fantastic,” she said.
And between her music and boundary-pushing ways, Gaga’s been known to draw up a few comparisons to none other than Madonna over the years.
“Who’s to say I’m anything like her at all? Who’s to say that my ambitions are even the same as hers? Who’s to say I’m not an entirely different person?” Gaga questioned. “Because I am. You have to understand, I was a waitress five years ago.”
“My ambition was never to rule the world. It was always to change the world.”