September Vogue Cover of Lady Gaga Images by Mert Alas and Marcus Pigott

Gaga “Born This Way”?-Hardly!

“Ooh, there ain’t no other way, baby, I was born this way” Lady Gaga.

Well, we beg to differ with you Ms. Gaga.

We all think you are just FAH-BU-LUSS the way you are, as the numbers behind your Twitter, FaceBook, numerous websites slavishly devoted to you by your little monsters, and record  CD sales would clearly show.

Why, then, would you let Vogue change anything about your cover shots for the September cover?

September Vogue Cover of Lady Gaga Images by Mert Alas and Marcus Pigott

We thought it looked porcelain like and extremely small waisted, but the angle could have given the illusion of a 20 inch waist, so we gave it the benefit of the doubt. Then the photos of the untouched version were leaked.

The untouched looks totally different from what landed in our mailboxes. The wig was all crazy like, the color and style of the Marc Jacobs dress is ugly, frumpy, and not even close to the cover photo, her waist and arms were shaved of poundage, and her face totally not shaped into the perfect feline-like image we all went GaGa for.

Lady Gaga Image by

What is disappointing is that she did see the retouched image because she tweeted it and said,

“SHH DONT TELL TWITTER/ SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE MAGAZINE/ Sorry Anna but the underground kids deserve it. bisous! 1ST. PHOTO BY MERT & MARCUS GO TO WWW.VOGUE.COM”

Why bother even having a photo shoot? Just send in a head shot and let the photo editors work their photoshop magic?

It is disheartening when the message the celebrities put out about being yourself and don’t be ashamed of who you are, all of these wonderful strong messages that our society, especially our girls need to hear, but instead, they succumb to the pressure of looking perfect and having their photos seem like impossible models to follow.

We are sure, though, her many fans (include us in that huge lot) can understand Gaga is just a GirlGirl and needs to pretend every once in a while we are really better looking and more perfect than we really are.

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