Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, is in the best shape of her life and sporting a totally new look.
Gone are the over-the-top blonde wigs and outlandish costumes; she’s gone back to the basics with dark raven hair and a totally buff body.
The photo spread, by fashion photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, follows a performance art video, in which she appears totally nude. She posed at the infamous Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood.
Gaga mixes it up with different cover photos to represent periods in her life when she sported different looks.
“That look was very hard for me because that is how I looked when I was 19- until I was 21-years-old, maybe longer,” she told the magazine.
“I got my hair cut like that when I was 18 and all these really painful things happened during this time,” she said.
Gaga has also turned herself into a canvas. She posed for the cover of her new album with white, red, blue and yellow paint smeared on her face.
In one of her V magazine photos, her face is smeared with black paint, creating a dirty girl look. The photos are too racy to post her, but you can see them at esscurve.com.