[photogallerylink id=138340 align=right]Mother Monster hasn’t always been the strong confident woman that presents herself in meat dresses and rocks cyphers to Grammy events.
In fact it was quite the opposite. Lady Gaga spent time at the “It’s Our Turn” conference being held at the Brentwood School in LA.
While there she anchored questions about her difficult past with bulimia and ongoing struggle with self esteem.
“I used to throw up all the time in high school,” Gaga honestly revealed, “So I’m not that confident. I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina, but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night. I used to come home and say, ‘Dad, why do you always give us this food? I need to be thin.’ And he’d say, ‘Eat your spaghetti.”
But she encouraged students that there was help and reaching out was key, while also warning against some of the physical effects of an eating disorder. “It’s really hard, but … you’ve got to talk to somebody about it.” she said. “It made my voice bad, so I had to stop. The acid on your vocal cords … it’s very bad.”
Gaga got real with the students pointing out excessive dieting as an issue that effect more than their bodies but also how they think and what is passed on to kids. ”Weight is still a struggle. Every video I’m in, every magazine cover, they stretch you — they make you perfect,” she confessed. “It’s not real life. I’m gonna say this about girls: The dieting has got to stop. Everyone just knock it off. Because at the end of the day, it’s affecting kids your age — and it’s making girls sick.”
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