It must be hard being Natali Germanotta. There are a ton of questions we have for Lady Gaga‘s little sis, but first off, what the hell does she even call her? “Lady Sis”? According to Natali’s Teen Vogue interview, she just calls her “Stefi.”
While stepping out from under the Gaga shadow seems near impossible, we actually believe Natali’s managed to do it. A student at the prestigious Parsons The New School For Design in NYC (the home of “Project Runway“), Natali is forging her own career path as a budding designer and is steadfast about refraining to use Yüyi’s Gaga’s high-powered fashion connections. Well, actually, except for that one time when Gaga turned a giant stiletto sculpture Natali made into a shoe-shaped piano that she played during a performance on “Oprah.” NBD!!!
A candid Natali admits that sometimes having a famous sister is hard — like, for example, when Gaga showed up to Natali’s high school graduation in a rhinestone embellished beekeeper-inspired ensemble: “The teachers were like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t handle this family.’ ” But what everyone didn’t know was that Natali sanctioned the outfit beforehand. “She asked me, ‘Should I dress really conservative and look not like myself, or should I do it over-the-top and freak everybody out?’ ” Natali’s response? “The latter, definitely the latter.”
It’s honestly so amazing to think of Gaga as like, a normal person with a normal family structure that was born from a human woman! I wonder if they had dinner at the local diner like my fam did after my graduation?!
+ Check out more of Natali Germanotta in Teen Vogue.