Another month, another Lady Gaga cover
. For Harper Bazaar's May 2011 cover
, shot by Terry Richardson
, the singer rocks pink hair with matching lipstick, heavy eye makeup, and a revealing cut-out bustier that shows off her slender frame. Also on parade? Her now signature body "implants," this time in the form of protrusions that give her the cheekbones of an avatar. Inside, Gaga rails against plastic surgery (despite constant rumors to the contrary), saying, "I have never had plastic surgery
, and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification.” Err, maybe. She's also not comfortable with the whole Hollywood scene, "“I had all these number-one records, and I had sold all these albums, and it was sort of this turning point: Am I going to try and embrace Hollywood and assimilate to that culture?” As we all know now, she didn't. "I put my toe in that water, and it was a Kegel-exercise vaginal reaction
where I clenched and had to retract immediately...I ran furiously back to New York, to my old apartment, and I hung out with my friends, and I went to the same bars.” Down to earth, we like. Or not? Gaga also claims that the deceased Alexander McQueen may be working through her
, and could have even penned her hit song 'Born This Way': "I think he’s up in heaven with fashion strings in his hands, marionetting away, planning this whole thing."
Click through to see select shots from Richardson's shoot.