Lady Gaga Dresses Up in Drag for ‘You and I’ Single Artwork
Ever wonder what Lady Gaga looks like in drag? Well, the Mother Monster is indulging that fantasy with the cover art for her new single ‘You and I.’ Gaga goes butch with short, greaser black, pompadour hair and an angsty pout. Did you get a look at the strong chin, too? She tweeted the artwork over the weekend, writing, “You will never find what you are looking for in love, if you don’t love yourself. #You&ISingleCover.”
That’s a typical Gaga statement right there and instead of simply singing about her support of LGBT people, she shows her love for all people by posing as her male alter ego. Gaga has built her reputation as a fashion plate but she looks striking when she gender bends, too. She makes a dirty-hot man, right?
It’s also painfully clear that this is Gaga; she’s not trying to pull one over on us, as her facial features are so famous and photographed that you don’t even need to do a double take to realize it’s her.
The alter ego has actually shown up before. He was photographed and interviewed in September’s Vogue Hommes Japan. His name is Jo Calderone and in an interview, he revealed that he is from Palermo, Sicily. He is a mechanic and works in the family business, and his biggest ambition is to own a bunch of muscle cars. Calderone does not have his picture taken often and he thinks Lady Gaga is “f—in’ beautiful, funny and interesting.”
How does he know the Mother Monster? You see, he and Gaga were shot by the same photographer — Nick Knight– and the rest is history. He said, “I was a little nervous for Nick to start shooting” — but luckily Gaga was there to offer her words of encouragement and support. Gaga even told him, “Don’t be baby, you were “born this way.” Calderone continues, “I took her out after. The rest is private.” Saucy!