Lady Gaga on Plastic Surgery & ‘Assimilating’ to Hollywood in ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ (PHOTOS)

By: Amanda Hasaka / April 13, 2011

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Unless you’ve been living under some kind of rock, you’re familiar with who Lady Gaga is and the kind of impact she’s had on music in the last couple years.

The Mother Monster covers May’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar, and talks about just how famous she’s become, as well as the pressure to conform to “normal” Hollywood standards, and (despite being only 24) discusses whether or not she’d ever go under the knife.While many choose to get a little nip and tuck to change up their looks to keep up with the youth-obsessed entertainment industry, Gaga proudly states that just isn’t her style:

“I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification. I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me.”

Gaga also touched on stepping outside her comfort zone when first starting out in the business:

“I had all these number-one records, and I had sold all these albums, and it was sort of this turning point: Am I going to try and embrace Hollywood and assimilate to that culture? I put my toe in that water, and it was a Kegel-exercise vaginal reaction where I clenched and had to retract immediately. I ran furiously back to New York, to my old apartment, and I hung out with my friends, and I went to the same bars.”

That’s one way of putting it!

For more pictures and to read the full interview, head over to the Harper’s Bazaar website, and pick up the issue when it hits stands on April 26.