20 Things You May Not Know About Lady Gaga

Did you know Lady Gaga went to school with Paris Hilton?
Did you know Lady Gaga went to school with Paris Hilton?
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Singer Lady Gaga performs at New Year's Eve 2012 in Times Square on December 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Did you know her stage name, Lady Gaga, is a reference to the song "Radio Gaga" by Queen?
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Did you know Lady Gaga learned how to play the piano at the age of four, wrote her first piano ballad at 13, and began performing at open mic nights by the age of 14?
Did you know Lady Gaga learned how to play the piano at the age of four, wrote her first piano ballad at 13, and began performing at open mic nights by the age of 14?
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Singer Lady Gaga performs at New Year's Eve 2012 in Times Square on December 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Did you know Lady Gaga is a natural brunette?
Did you know Lady Gaga is a natural brunette?
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Singer Lady Gaga prepares to push the button to drop the ball at New Year's Eve 2012 in Times Square on December 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Did you know the reason Lady Gaga went blonde was because she was being mistaken for Amy Winehouse by interviewers while trying to make it big?
Did you know the reason Lady Gaga went blonde was because she was being mistaken for Amy Winehouse by interviewers while trying to make it big?
US pop singer Lady Gaga arrives at Narita International Airport, suburdan Tokyo on December 20, 2011. The pop star will attend a Japanese television's music program. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
Did you know Lady Gaga has a contralto vocal range?
Did you know Lady Gaga has a contralto vocal range?
WIESBADEN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10: Singer Lady Gaga performs during the Bambi Award 2011 show at the Rhein-Main-Hallen on November 10, 2011 in Wiesbaden, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Did you know in high school, one of Lady Gaga's nicknames was "The Germ?"
Did you know in high school, one of Lady Gaga's nicknames was "The Germ?"
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Lady Gaga attends the "Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson" book launch party at The New Museum on November 22, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Did you know Gaga's father, Joe Germanotta and Art Smith are co-owners of "Joanne Trattoria," a New York Italian restaurant as of January of this year?
Did you know Gaga's father, Joe Germanotta and Art Smith are co-owners of "Joanne Trattoria," a New York Italian restaurant as of January of this year?
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Lady Gaga attends the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom at the New York Hilton on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Did you know Lady Gaga got her middle name, Joanne, after her aunt?  Her aunt Joanne died of lupus at age 19.
Did you know Lady Gaga got her middle name, Joanne, after her aunt? Her aunt Joanne died of lupus at age 19.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Lady Gaga attends the Barneys New York Celebration Launch of Gaga's Workshop at Barneys New York on November 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Barneys New York)
Did you know Lady Gaga has said she knows she's not sexy in a way that Britney Spears is sexy but says it's a compliment to her because Britney IS deliciously good looking?
Did you know Lady Gaga has said she knows she's not sexy in a way that Britney Spears is sexy but says it's a compliment to her because Britney IS deliciously good looking?
Lady Gaga at the 39th International Emmy Awards November 21, 2011 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Did you know Lady Gaga appeared on the MTV reality show "Boiling Point" in 2005 but coldn't keep her cool and didn't win the $100?
Did you know Lady Gaga appeared on the MTV reality show "Boiling Point" in 2005 but coldn't keep her cool and didn't win the $100?
US singer Lady Gaga poses with her International Pop award during the Bambi awarding ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany, on November 10, 2011. The Bambis are the main German media awards and are presented for the 63rd time. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Did you know Gaga appeared on a 2008 episode of "The Hills?"  Before a performance, her broken cat suit zipper was fixed by Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad.
Did you know Gaga appeared on a 2008 episode of "The Hills?" Before a performance, her broken cat suit zipper was fixed by Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad.
WIESBADEN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10: Lady Gaga performs during the Bambi Award 2011 show at the Rhein-Main-Hallen on November 10, 2011 in Wiesbaden, Germany. (Photo by Christian Augustin/Getty Images)
Did you know Lady Gaga was originally hired by a record label to write songs for other artists?  Of course she went on to write her own music and also produces many of her own songs.
Did you know Lady Gaga was originally hired by a record label to write songs for other artists? Of course she went on to write her own music and also produces many of her own songs.
US pop star Lady Gaga poses with her four awards for Best Video, Best Song, Best Female and Biggest Fans, at the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 6, 2011. AFP PHOTO / PETER MUHLY (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)
Did you know Gaga dropped out of NYU? After leaving school, she performed in burlesque shows on the Lower East Side of New York.
Did you know Gaga dropped out of NYU? After leaving school, she performed in burlesque shows on the Lower East Side of New York.
US pop star Lady Gaga performs on stage at the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 6, 2011. Lady Gaga won Best Video, Best Song and Best female awards. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Did you know Gaga has a younger sister, Natalie Germanotta?
Did you know Gaga has a younger sister, Natalie Germanotta?
US pop star Lady Gaga accepts an award on stage at the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 6, 2011. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Did you know Lady Gaga's sister, Natalie Germanotta, once dressed as her for Halloween?
Did you know Lady Gaga's sister, Natalie Germanotta, once dressed as her for Halloween?
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Did you know Lady Gaga says the first thing in the morning, she tries to think compassionate thoughts about herself for five minutes?  She says she doesn't always do it, but tries.
Did you know Lady Gaga says the first thing in the morning, she tries to think compassionate thoughts about herself for five minutes? She says she doesn't always do it, but tries.
US pop star Lady Gaga performs on stage at the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 6, 2011. Lady Gaga won the Best Female award. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Lady Gaga has said, "Some artists are working to buy the mansion or whatever the element of fame must bear, but I spend all my money on my show."
Lady Gaga has said, "Some artists are working to buy the mansion or whatever the element of fame must bear, but I spend all my money on my show."
Lindsay Vincent from Cumbria dresses as US singer Lady Gaga during the "MCM London Comic Con" convention at the ExCel centre in east London, on October 28, 2011. Running over two days, the event will see thousands of comic, sci-fi and gaming enthusiasts come together to buy, sell and celebrate everything from sporting heroes to Japanese "Steam Punk" characters. AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Did you know Lady Gaga was voted #18 on Ask Men's top 99 "Most Desirable Women of 2012" list?
Did you know Lady Gaga was voted #18 on Ask Men's top 99 "Most Desirable Women of 2012" list?
US pop star Lady Gaga poses for photographers at the beginning of a press conference at a local hotel in New Delhi on October 28, 2011. Lady Gaga will perform at a Formula One after-party as part of India's debut on the F1 circuit. AFP PHOTO/Roberto Schmidt (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
Did you know in an interview with Rolling Stone, Gaga said she goes pantless so that her nearly blind grandmother will be able to see her?  She is quoted as saying her grandmother is able to make out lighter parts of her so she will continue to wear no pants, even on television, so that her grandma can see her.
Did you know in an interview with Rolling Stone, Gaga said she goes pantless so that her nearly blind grandmother will be able to see her? She is quoted as saying her grandmother is able to make out lighter parts of her so she will continue to wear no pants, even on television, so that her grandma can see her.
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 24: Singer Lady Gaga performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 24, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
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