Shining Star - Lady Gaga: Lady Gaga is a shining star for 2 reasons this week- for being philanthropic by donating $1 million for Hurricane Sandy relief, and by setting a good example for embracing her curvier figure. The star gained about 30 pounds, and she’s not ashamed of it! She was spotted on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday in turquoise blue bikini, and she looks great! She was seen waving to fans from a rooftop pool. In September, Lady Gaga admitted that she has in fact gained weight, and that she “does not feel bad” about her weight gain. Gaga shared on Twitter,"To all the girls that think you're ugly because you're not a size 0, you're the beautiful one," and she added "It's society who's ugly.” In today’s society, so much emphasis is placed on exterior and body image, and people all around the world male and female, of all ages struggle with body images issues on a daily basis. It’s nice to see a celeb stand up for herself, and bash the tabloids for criticizing her weight. She’s even started a “Body Revolution” on her website, as a tool of encouragement for her fans to embrace themselves just as they are. For that, I say Go Gaga!