Lady Gaga weight gain due to overeat­ing, just like the rest of us

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - ENTERTAINMENT -

AS much as she would like us to be­lieve that she’s a glam­orous alien, Lady Gaga’s me­tab­o­lism proves that the Mother Mon­ster was born just like the rest of us.

In a new in­ter­view with ra­dio host Elvis Du­ran, the “poker face” singer ex­plained that, de­spite spec­u­la­tion about the rea­sons for her much fussed-over weight gain, her new chub is only due to long pe­ri­ods of time spent at home, where the temp­ta­tion for de­li­cious, home cooked Ital­ian meals drove her over the edge.

“I love eat­ing pasta and pizza,” Gaga ex­plained. “I’m a New York Ital­ian girl. That’s why I have been stay­ing out of New York.”

The 26-year-old went on to give an ex­cuse that should sound fa­mil­iar to any child of Mediter­ranean de­cent who’s come home af­ter some time away.

“My fa­ther opened a res­tau­rant. It’s so amaz­ing . . . it’s so freak­ing de­li­cious, but I’m telling you I gain five pounds ev­ery time I go in there,” she told Du­ran, “So my dad wants me to eat at the res­tau­rant, and I’m, like, I’ve got to go where I can drink green juice.”

It got so bad, in fact, that her tour daddy (a.k.a. Univer­sal Mu­sic) had to or­der an en­tirely new wardrobe af­ter the one meant for the svelte Gaga re­sulted in some dis­turb­ing im­agery from the tour opener in Am­s­ter­dam.

“The tight, skimpy out­fits weren’t do­ing any­thing for Gaga’s new fuller fig­ure, so Univer­sal or­dered more flat­ter­ing and bet­ter fit­ting cos­tumes for the rest of the tour,” a source re­vealed to RadarOn­line.com.“It just wasn’t a good look and was get­ting un­nec­es­sary criticism, so they moved fast to nip it in the bud.”

“Gaga has an in­cred­i­ble ap­petite for Ital­ian food, which stems largely from her roots,” the in­sider con­tin­ued. “It’s very easy on tour to get hooked on a diet of pizza and pasta be­cause they are com­fort foods — and when you are away from home you al­ways long for some­thing that re­minds you of where you came from.

“She loves to eat, but be­cause of her tiny frame it shows if she doesn’t work out as much as nor­mal. Ex­ec­u­tives told her to quit gorg­ing on her favourite foods.”

JONATHAN SHORT / THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Lady Gaga per­forms dur­ing Lon­don Fash­ion Week last Sun­day.

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