Lady Gaga graces the May cover of ‘Harper’s Bazaar‘ and is talking about more than just her upcoming album, ‘Born This Way.’
The singer, who recently turned 25-years-old, says she will never succumb to the pressure of plastic surgery.
“I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have,” Gaga says. “I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification.”
“And how many models and actresses do you see on magazine covers who have brand-new faces and have had plastic surgery, while I myself have never had any plastic surgery?” she added. “I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me.”
She’s a New Yorker at heart but admits that Hollywood has an allure that sucks people in, even Gaga at times.
“I had all these No. 1 records, and I had sold all these albums, and it was sort of this turning point: Am I going to try and embrace Hollywood and assimilate to that culture?”
But she’s stronger than any allure, even Hollywood’s.
“I put my toe in that water, and it was a Kegel-exercise vaginal reaction where I clenched and had to retract immediately,” Gaga says. “I ran furiously back to New York, to my old apartment, and I hung out with my friends, and I went to the same bars.”