From her honesty about her battle with eating disorders to her positive body image platform, Lady Gaga has become a leader in motivating other women to feel good about their bodies. Now she's being recognized for her work by becoming one of Glamour magazine's 2013 "Women of the Year," reported the New York Daily News on October 29.
"I'm confident in who I am. I've come to a place in my life where I've accepted things that are me, as opposed to feeling pressure to explain myself to people around me," Gaga said.
The music superstar emphasizes her focus on staying true to herself.
"That's just the way I've always tried to be. It didn't change when I became a star," added Gaga.
And for women who feel unhappy within about how they look to the outside world, Gaga has a message: Self-acceptance.
"I want my fans to feel the way I do, to know what they have to offer is just as important, more important, than what’s happening on the outside," she says.
In an October 29 video for Glamour, Lady Gaga also talked about true beauty. But the music legend is honest about her past struggles.
Admitting that she has battled with eating disorders since she was 15 years old, Gaga said that she still has conflicts with her body image.
"Some days are better than others … some days I feel fantastic.”
Interviewed by Andy Cohen, she emphasizes that she doesn't aspire to be a supermodel.
“If there was some sort of mathematical equation for beauty, I don’t know if I would be the algorithm," she told him.
"I’ve always been OK with that. I’m not a supermodel. That’s not what I do. What I do is music," she added, reported the Huffington Post on October 29.