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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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Matt on

she’s an odd looking bird, not good at all.

jp on

make-up or not, i just dont get all the hoopla around her or her music. then again, how many people do i know who choose to wear meat, other than a leather coat?? ickkkkkkkk

Eileen Greene on

Nice try… she absolutely has make-up on. Very nice photos, but you can see the make-up (white areas, shading on upper eyelids, gloss on lips). think the look of these photos is beautiful but let’s not get carried away with the captions.

kaca95 on

she is with make-up as well….

Robin on

LOVE this natural look!

Trish on

yes, they do look like they have makeup, but hey, the cover of playboy or penthouse doesn’t have a nude! only the inside!

Maybe the NO makeup pic is inside to get higher sales of the mag. duh.

Pat on

She looks very pretty without makeup. All the makeup makes her look hard and harsh.

Ruby on

lmao she is wearing make-up, and a L-O-T of it

Jenn on

I don’t think she is wearing make-up. I think it’s the lighting in the photo and they may have over-exposed it a little to give it a certain ethereal look.

Poirot on

She’s wearing a bit of makeup and of course the picture is photoshopped.

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