Candid photos of Lady Gaga have been published in Esquire, thanks to one of her longtime DJ friends, Brendan Sullivan. He also shared how the fame-hungry star tried to make it big.

He says they would dance at bars, shop for lingerie outfits, and hang out at coffee houses to try and catch the eyes of any visiting record representatives. One of the shots he took features Lady Gaga in a pair of skimpy underwear bottoms, with her rear facing the camera.

She told him "No one in the world knows who I am, but they are going to want to know who I am. My first time on TV I'm gonna come on stage in my underwear... show the world that here I am and I don't give a f--k what anyone thinks of me."

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