25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Lady Gaga. You'll Go Gaga Over These.

1/30. Lady Gagas real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.


2/30. She learned to play the piano by ear at age 4 and started composing original ballads when she was 13.

3/30. She admitted that her first sexual experience was terrible. I didnt lost my virginity until I was 17. But I have to say even then I wasnt ready and it was an absolutely terrible experience.

4/30. She was a huge of My Little Pony toys when she was growing up. I was obsessed with the idea of a creature that was born with something magical that made them the misfit in the world of the stallion, she said.

5/30. Lady Gaga graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart high school in New York City. Its the same school that Nicky and Paris Hilton attended. It is also the school that appears in the TV show Gossip Girl (in which Gaga made a cameo).



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6/30. In high school, Lady Gaga had the lead role as Adelaide in 'Guys and Dolls' and Philia in 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'.


7/30. Her father, Joe Germanotta, pioneered the installation of wireless internet access in hotels when he started the company Guest WiFi in 2002.


8/30. Her stage name, Lady Gaga, is based off of the Queen song, "Radio Ga Ga".


9/30. Lady Gaga was once cited by Chicago cops for indecent exposure for wearing hot pants in public.



10/30. She dropped out of New York University when she was 19 to pursue her music career, 'I thought I could teach myself about art better than the school could,' she tells Elle magazine.


11/30. She signed a record deal with Interscope Records on her 20th birthday.



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12/30. During her early days at Intercope, she co-wrote songs for The Pussycat Dolls, Fergie and New Kids On The Block. She recently wrote two tracks for Jennifer Lopezs new album Love?


13/30. What made her dye her hair blonde? She was once confused for Amy Winehouse during an interview so she dyed her hair dark blonde. 'I want to be known for my own look,' she told People magazine.


14/30. Gaga also said in an interview that her hair was falling out due to over-dying it. I need a chemical haircut because my blonde hair is falling out, she told People magazine. Perhaps thats why shes turned to wigs?


15/30. The infamous meat dress she wore to the 2010 VMAs was cheap. Peter Cacioppo, a butcher at Ottomanelli Brothers on New Yorks Upper East Side, analysed the outfit and said: "There are no expensive cuts here, no real steaks. The best youve got is the flank steak on top of her head.

16/30. The meat dress weighed about 50 lbs.

17/30. Lady Gaga often carries a purple teacup and saucer in public. 'I drank tea with my mom, [so teacups] make me feel at home,' she told People magazine.



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18/30. Lady Gaga studied with Christina Aguileras vocal coach.


19/30. Shes 5' 1" (1.55 m) tall.

20/30. Lady Gaga smokes weed when writing music.



21/30. Her track Telephone was initially written for Britney Spears and it was supposed to be a track on her Circus album, but it was dropped.

22/30. The diner used in the video for Telephone is the same diner that appears in popular cop show NCIS.


23/30. Her favorite book is Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke.



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24/30. Her sister Natali Germanotta, who is a fashion designer and has made some of her craziest outfits, made a cameo in the Telephone promo as a fellow prison inmate.


25/30. She loves her fans. She once sent out for $1000 worth of Papa Johns pizza for her fans when she saw a number of them waiting for her outside a record shop where she was doing a signing.

26/30. According to her PR aide Adrian, Lady Gaga won't leave her room without full-makeup.


27/30. Lady Gaga has 14 tattoos to date. The tattoo on her inner left arm is a quote from her favourite philosopher Rainer Maria Rilke and translates into: "In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write. And look deep into your heart where it spears its roots the answer and ask yourself; must I write?


28/30. She has said that she overcomes feeling vulnerable by giving herself pep talks. When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24 year old girl. Then I say, Bitch, youre Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today, she told Rolling Stone.

29/30. She was bullied at school. When she made the cover of Vogue, she Tweeted: They used to call me rabbit teeth in school and now Im a real live VOGUE BEAUTY QUEEN."

30/30. Whats the best advice she said shes ever been given? "If you don't have shadows, you're not standing in the light."



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