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Lady Gaga Remembers Having Trouble Breaking in Because of Her Looks

August 14, 2018

In "A Star is Born", Lady Gaga plays an aspiring singer-songwriter who's having a hard time breaking into show business because of her looks. And that's actually not too far from her own experience.

She says, quote, "When I wrote my earliest hits, people were trying to take my songs and give them to other people. I was, like, clutching to them for dear life, thinking, 'I finally wrote a hit. I can't give it away.' I was not the prettiest girl in the room. I was a little weird, and I liked being weird. I didn't like to be sexual in a way that other pop stars or pop groups were. I was my own thing. It's heartbreaking because you feel like, 'Why am I not enough?'"