"I'm eccentric and talkative and audacious and theatrical, and I used to get picked on. I got thrown in a trash can on a street corner once by some boys who were hanging out with girls in my class. (When they put me in the trash can I felt) worthless. Embarrassed. Mortified. I was 14. Three boys put me in it. The girls were laughing when they did it ... I got profanity written all over my locker at school and all the others were nice and clean. I got pinched in the hallways and called a 'slut.'"
reveals the extent of her torture at the hands of school bullies as a teen. Gaga tells the Guardian Weekend magazine
the grim details of her days as Stefani Germanotta, before her legion of fans
helped her become one of the world's biggest pop superstars with the voice to say "baby, I was born this way."