She’s dressed up in meat, been “birthed” from an egg on stage and performed at a major awards show in drag. So the most shocking thing in Lady Gaga’s bag of tricks may very well have been to just scrub her face clean and appear on a magazine cover, which she did for the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

Gaga told the magazine, “Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside.”

In other words — baby, she was born this way.

Take a look at fresh-faced Gaga’s cover and other photos from the shoot.



[via The Hollywood Reporter]