Lady Gaga Covers ELLE Magazine for January 2010
Lady Gaga is no stranger to shock tactics - but in a shocking twist, she reveals a more subtle-version of herself in the January 2010 issue of ELLE. In her interview with the glossy, the anti-pop-star talks marriage, kids, and fondly remembers her humble beginnings as a waitress in New York City.
On bodily reactions to stress:
"I get all the symptoms of a pregnant woman. I get headaches, I get tired, I get blurred vision sometimes during a really intense session with [her creative team] the Haus."
On a recurring theme in her work:
"I feel that if I can show my demise artistically to the public, I can somehow cure my own legend. I can show you so you're not looking for it. I'm dying for you on domestic television-here's what it looks like, so no one has to wonder."
On being a former waitress:
"I was really good at it. I always got big tips. I always wore heels to work! I told everybody stories, and for customers on dates, I kept it romantic. It's kind of like performing."
On using her sexuality:
"My album covers are not sexual at all, which was an issue at my record label. I fought for months, and I cried at meetings. They didn't think the photos were commercial enough...The last thing a young woman needs is another picture of a sexy pop star writhing in sand, covered in grease, touching herself."
On her romantic future:
"In eight to 10 years, I want to have babies for my Dad to hold, grandkids. And I want to have a husband who loves and supports me, just the way anyone else does. I would never leave my career for a man right now, and I would never follow a man around."