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Lady Gaga Wore Prosthetic Penis at VMAs

Singer fully committed to her drag performance as Jo Calderone

August 30, 2011 7:25 PM ET
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Lady Gaga as Joe Calderone at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards
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Lady Gaga went very method in her drag performance as Jo Calderone at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. An insider has confirmed to Us Weekly that the singer went so far as to wear a prosthetic penis under her suit.

Gaga remained in character all night, and insisted on speaking to the press as Calderone. "I am from New Jersey," Gaga-as-Jo told Us backstage. (In reality, Gaga grew up in Manhattan, back when she was still known as Stefani Germanotta.) "My family is from Palermo, Sicily and I am not a singer or a model or an actor or anything. I am just a guy."

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