Hey, Camp Folks!
This isn’t the first time that we’ve posted about former summer camper and famous singer, Lady Gaga. But now, in our country’s time of need throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Lady Gaga is contributing to the cause by making donations to local charities to help those affected by COVID-19. Her beauty line, Haus Labs, announced a couple weeks ago that it’s donating 20% of their sales from the last week to local food banks in L.A. as well as New York.
In her previous post, we learned where her stage name comes from and how she went from Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta to Lady Gaga (you didn’t think she was born Lady Gaga, did you?) only scratched the surface about this celebrated performer! Let’s learn some more about Lady Gaga right now:
From a Young Age
Starting at the age of four, Stefani’s mother made her sit at the piano for an hour each day, insisting that she would become "a cultured young woman". This was enforced whether she was playing or not. Playing wasn’t mandatory, but sitting there was. It obviously helped develop her skills over time! Also, when she was 11, she found a vocal coach, Don Lawrence, who still, to this day helps her.
In attendance of the oldest independent girls’ school in Manhattan, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Stefani was a student alongside Caroline Kennedy as well as Nicky and Paris Hilton. One of the only students with an after-school job, Stefani worked as a waitress at an Upper West Side diner to help make money for her lower class family.
Never Say Never
Stefani went on to study at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. During her time there, an anonymous person created a Facebook group which was titled ‘Stefani Germanotta, you will never be famous.’ Goes to show that you certainly can’t trust anything you read on Facebook!
On behalf of Everything Summer Camp, we’d like to say thank you to Stefani (Lady Gaga) as well as Haus Labs for your generous donations in response to the coronavirus pandemic. To everyone else, stay healthy and active. And, as always, thanks for reading.