'I love my Italian nose.'
Before Lady Gaga was Lady Gaga, she was Stephanie Germanotta. And Stephanie Germanotta was told she needed to get a nose job, if she ever wanted to make it big as a singer. During a recent interview, Lady Gaga revealed that she had drawn on her own negative experiences in the music industry for her performance in A Star Is Born. It makes sense, given that she plays a singer at the start of her own music journey.
She told The Mirror, ‘Before my first single ever came out it was suggested I get a nose job but I said ‘No.’ I love my Italian nose.’
And we’re glad she did, TBH. Gaga is without a doubt one of the most original performers of the past decade and it’s insane that anybody would have told her that to begin with.
In fact, being told she should get a nose job wasn’t the only thing she was told to do if she wanted to make it big and she made a habit of continually telling people no.
‘If people wanted me to look like a sexpot I would look like the opposite,’ she said. ‘If they said ‘Try dancing and looking this way’ I would always flip it on its head and do it my way.’
Although Lady Gaga has now racked up numerous albums, Grammy wins and number one hits and you’d think she would never think about those naysayers again, she delved into her past for her new acting role. Her character in the film, Ally, appears to be the complete opposite of Gaga – a person who is beaten down by the industry and has little confidence until somebody else helps raise her up.
She said, ‘”I really believed in myself when I started out pounding on doors to break down all of the barriers in the music industry, I really had courage. [Ally] doesn’t have that, she’s not brave and she’s not full of self-confidence.’
Lady Gaga stars in A Star Is Born alongside Bradley Cooper, who also directed the film. The film hits UK cinemas on October 5.