In 2008, the world didn’t quite know how to receive Lady Gaga, the peculiar pop star whose unusual genius and baroque fashions would often overshadow her obvious talent. Now she’s regarded a global pop magnate to many; Mother Monster to millions.

On this day today (March 28) the star celebrates her 30th birthday. Even though we didn't get an invite to her star-studded '80s-themed bash in Los Angeles over the weekend, we're sure our invite was just lost in the mail or something. Of course, this doesn't change the fact that we're dedicated Little Monsters, so we’re helping mark her birthday with some unknown tidbits about the pop star.

Click through our gallery above to learn lesser-known Gaga trivia, like what inspired her signature hair bow, and who's behind the reason she performs without pants today.

Happy birthday, Lady Gaga!