POP sensation Lady GaGa, quite outrageous in her music videos, used to be a stripper.“I have a strong sense of my own sexuality. I love the naked human body and I have huge body confidence,” she tells the News of the World newspaper in the UK.“I was working in strip clubs when I was 18. Girls from my background weren’t meant to turn into someone like me.“I come from a wealthy Italian family, went to a good school (she was at the same super-rich Manhattan Catholic girls’ school – Convent Of The Sacred Heart – as Paris Hilton). You’re meant to live with Mom and Dad until they die.“I went against all I was brought up to be; I moved out of home, wouldn’t take any help from my parents (her internet entrepreneur dad and his business partner wife) and supported myself with waitressing jobs and stripping.“My act was pretty wild. I’d wear black leather and dance to Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses and Faith No More. Very rock ’n’ roll.”
The woman wrote songs for Britney Spears and The Pussycat Dolls before deciding she wanted a taste of the limelight. She transformed herself from a brunette in braces and jeans to the bleached blonde siren.
“Some people are just born stars,” she says.
“You either have it or you haven’t, and I was definitely born one.
“Even as a kid I always had eyes on me, like bees on honey. I was always outrageous and I was always very smart.