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Lady Gaga is a mega star. Her concerts consistently sell-out, she’s been on the cover of Vogue and Rolling Stone, and she’s an icon in the gay community.
Any of these feats is cause for celebration on their own. But considering Gaga’s extra, unspoken handicap, they’re all the more impressive:
Lady Gaga is not conventionally attractive.
Unlike the all-American Carrie Underwood or exotic Eva Mendes, whom 99 out of 100 people would likely label as “gorgeous,” Gaga’s features lack the delicacy and symmetry our primitive minds seek out when assessing beauty. And considering what a premium the American public places on looks -- especially among women -- it’s kind of shocking that LG has gotten as far as she has. It means people are actually paying attention to her talent. What a novel concept!
That said, the artist is forever covering her face with elaborate masks, concealing glasses even headgear.
But Lady Gaga isn’t the only famous beauty to find success despite a physical quirk or two. Here are some others:
The beauty: Anna Paquin
Her quirk: Gap in her upper front teeth
The beauty: Victoria's Secret model Karolina Kurkova
Her quirk: No belly button
The beauty: Megan Fox
Her quirk: Clubbed thumb
The beauty: Padma Lakshmi
Her quirk: 7-inch scar on upper arm
The beauty: Lily Allen
Her quirk: Third nipple
The beauty: Uma Thurman
Her quirk: Wide-set eyes
The beauty: Lucy Liu
Her quirk: Freckles
The beauty: Mila Kunis
Her quirk: Two different colored eyes
What's your favorite quirk about yourself? Chime in below.