Although she's known for her incredible physical transformations via extreme hair and makeup, Lady Gaga chose to pose barefaced on Harper Bazaar's October cover, essentially saying "I was born THIS way."
But in true Gaga fashion, she insists that the striking transformation isn't more "natural" to her at all.
"I don’t really view it as 'natural,'" she explains. "I think that artifice is the new reality. It's more about just being honest and sincere to the core of what you do. Whether I'm wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside."