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Lady Gaga Goes Sans Makeup for 'Harper's Bazaar'

09/07/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Lady Gaga Harper's BazaarCourtesy Harper’s Bazaar

She’s generally all about costumes and alter egos, but in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Lady Gaga proves she’s just as fierce without all the props. “Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside,” she tells the magazine, posing barefaced on the cover. “I think what has been lovely about my relationship with the public is that they expect something unexpected from me.”

And despite managing to consistently shock fans and critics with her getups — she even sported protrusions on her cheekbones last time she graced the cover of the mag — when it comes to her own self-image, she says she’s quite comfortable in her own skin. “I’m very free-spirited,” she says. “Even when I was a kid, I used to run around naked with the babysitter, driving her crazy.”

When the star isn’t running around the world or making a statement on the dance floor, she stays in shape with other activities. “I do yoga, I do Bikram and I run, and I eat really healthy. You know, my work sort of feeds me. I keep in shape by working hard.”

Lady Gaga Harper's BazaarCourtesy Harper’s Bazaar

–Kim Peiffer

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katy on

She is still putting on a costume in these photos! Look up older pix of her when she was younger she looked nothing like these photos in fact she was very pretty.

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Twinkie on

Only thing is…she is wearing makeup..and i’m sure they’ve airbrushed her pic as well..

Jerri on

She’s not wearing the usual amount of make-up, that’s for sure. She’s a beautiful woman, period end of report. Her beauty radiates from within and it shows on the outside. How wonderful to be able to wear any and every thing in any amount or nothing at all and be completely at ease in your own skin. More of us should aspire to that level of self confidence and worth.

lisa on

Probably get chewed up for commenting on this one….but she has buck-teeth. When she wears a ton of makeup, her focal point is her eyes. Without it, her teeth definitely show more. Just my opinion. And noooooooo…I’m not one to talk. I’m just making a comment like everyone else. I do have an appreciation for her music and give her a lot of credit especially after hearing her interviewed on VH1.

Kim on

She’s wearing lipstick. Isn’t lipstick make-up? She may not be wearing as much make-up but she is wearing something. She does look different though. She is young, my Gosh. She doesn’t have lines or crows feet yet and looks better than us middle-age women without make up. I don’t see the big deal about this at all.

lahlahpo on

When I first saw these pix I thought “how lovely”. Then I googled pix of her when she was a little younger and felt deeply offended by her dishonesty. This woman looks NOTHING like the photos here. Dyed hair, dyed eyebrows, tons of make-up making her look as if she is naturally fair-haired and fair-skinned when she is neither one. She had a chance to make dark-haired girls with darker complexions feel beautiful by owning it herself. Instead, she basically said, ‘here I am in my natural state’ and then made herself up to look like she’s from SWEDEN! Not honest at all and NOT cool!

karla on

Right…..the photo is made to look stark and without makeup, but having expeience in this department, the shading clearly suggests…Makeup.

Ashley on

You’re going to tell me she’s not wearing lipstick?!

T.C .GRAY on

she needs complete makeup…..quick…OMG

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