Wednesday, April 7, 2010 5:03am ET by  


Lady GaGa mocked at school

Lady GaGa has said that she was mocked for her appearance when she was a child at a New York school.

The singer, born Stefani Germanotta, told Cosmopolitan that she hopes her music and success will inspire young people who feel out of place.

Lady GaGa said of her school years, "I had a very big nose, very curly brown hair and I was overweight. I got made fun of." She added that she hoped in the future people would say of her, "Lady GaGa changed my life, and her music gave me an identity when I didn't belong."

Lady GaGa has previously claimed that instead of being insecure about being "a bit of a sore thumb", she has instead chosen to channel those emotions into her work.