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Lady Gaga opens up about struggling with body issues.
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We so often applaud Lady Gaga for her fearless wielding of latex and all classes of body-baring outfits, but as the pop star revealed to a young women's conference in Los Angeles called "It's Our Turn," she was not always this comfortable in her own skin. When one attendee reached out to Gaga for advice when struggling with body issues, Mother Monster shared her story about battling bulimia. "I used to throw up all the time in high school. 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," she revealed. She stopped in an effort to preserve her voice, as the stomach acid was damaging her vocal cords, but admitted, "Weight is still a struggle. Every video I'm in, every magazine cover, they stretch you, they make you perfect. It's not real life." Gaga ended with a few pearls of wisdom, calling out for the girl community to help themselves. "I'm gonna say this about girls: The dieting wars have 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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Lady Gaga posing with children from the Tai Ya tribe in Taiwan on July 3, 2011.
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Do you know that feeling when a convergence of weird but excellent things happen all at once—say, an old woman riding past you on a pink bicycle with three puppies in her basket or small children holding hands and talking about marriage plans—that just inspire a pure outpouring of ecstatic but confounding emotion? Sure—but instead of calmly explaining "GUESS WHAT I JUST SAW?", we blabber in an adrenaline-fueled arrangement of *pbthhh* noises because joy has simply turned our tongue into a ham. This is the feeling I am struggling with, right now, as I see a black-clawed Lady Gaga standing above a tribe (TRIBE) of Taiwanese children and they are all making monster hands. There is so much excellent here. So much excellent that my fingers have gone numb from excitement and I would best communicate by banging my head on the keyboard. But, I will press on.

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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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