celebrity trivia Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Lady Gaga  

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When you think of Lady Gaga, what pops in your head? A person wearing a dress made of meat on a red carpet? Maybe a beautiful young woman singing a duet with the incomparable Tony Bennett? Maybe you even imagine her as a sexed up vampire queen from American Horror Story? She certainly is an enigma, but true originals usually are.
Lady Gaga is a self-made pop superstar who’s created a larger-than-life personality and thrives on the theatrical. But then again, that's just who she is on stage. The real Lady Gaga - neé Stefani Germanotta - is a classical pianist, a My Little Pony enthusiast, a former drug addict, and so much more. After scouring every Lady Gaga bio there is, here are the best stories, quotes, and trivia to paint a picture of the real Gaga. 

Are you ready, Little Monsters? Forget the Lady Gaga wiki page - here’s everything you need to know about Lady Gaga's history, legacy, and life.

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Gaga Went Blonde to Avoid Being Confused with Amy Winehouse

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A reporter once mistakenly interviewed Lady Gaga for five minutes thinking she was Amy Winehouse. After that, Gaga decided to go blonde to create her own identity. “Amy is a badass but I want to be known for my own look," she declared. Now it's hard to imagine Gaga any other way.
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She Taught Herself to Play Piano at Age Four

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The family piano got a lot of use when Lady Gaga was growing up. She taught herself how to play - by ear! - at just age four. Later on, she enrolled in formal lessons to learn how to read and notate music.

Meanwhile, most four-year-olds are still mastering the challenging task of zippering their own coat and plucking a crudely made "guitar" made out of a tissue box and a series of rubber bands.
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She Was on the MTV Reality Show "Boiling Points"

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Boiling Points was a reality show that put people in awkward situations to test their tempers' "boiling point." Suffice it say, Lady Gaga didn't do that well. When a waitress served her a meal covered in trash, Gaga couldn't help but blow up. Make sure you enjoy the entire clip.
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Her Ex-Boyfriend/Producer Helped Coin the Name Lady Gaga

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While texting about the Queen song "Radio Gaga," her producer's phone auto-corrected it to "Lady Gaga." The name stuck! From that day on, Stefani Germanotta ceased to exist and Gaga was born.
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