Lady Gaga felt 'shy' when posing nude for Tony Bennett, singer reveals on TV special 'A Very Gaga Thanksgiving'
On 'A Very Gaga Thanksgiving,' also reveals toll fame has taken on her family
Lady Gaga attends the 'Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson; book launch party at The New Museum on Tuesday.
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Lady Gaga attends the 'Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson' book launch party at The New Museum Tuesday.
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It takes a lot to make Lady Gaga blush.
And yet, the "Born This Way" singer said she found herself feeling particularly bashful when asked by Annie Leibovitz to strip down so that Tony Bennett could sketch her nude.
"I walked in and said, 'Well Tony, here we are,' and I dropped my robe and I got into position," Gaga revealed during her Thanksgiving special, "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving," which aired Thursday night on ABC.
"I felt shy and thought, 'It's Tony Bennett, why am I naked?'" the singer said.
The nude drawings will appear in an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair.
Gaga, 25, who opened her 90-minute TV special singing a duet with Bennett to "The Lady Is a Tramp," said she was starstruck by the legendary singer.
"He's so handsome," she said. "I feel terrible whenever his wife is around because he's so charming and such a gentlemen."
The duo also collaborated on Bennett's album, "Bennett's Duets II."
During the special, Bennett told cameras Gaga was one of the most creative artists he's ever met.
"I think as time goes on she might become America's Picasso," he said.
Throughout the telecast, Gaga performed hits off her new album, including "Edge of Glory" and "Marry the Night," along with a cover of holiday favorite, "White Christmas."
She also sat down with Katie Couric at her old high school to talk about how her skyrocketing career has affected her family.
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""I think in the beginning it was a little bit tough, but we're really strong and now, it's really great," she told Couric.
As for what Mother Monster is thankful for this year?
"I'm thankful for the health of all my friends and family and I pray that everybody that I love will be happy and healthy through the holiday," she said.