Jonathan Liu

Lady Gaga flunks out of the College of American Pop Vestals:

To become a pop star, she didn’t join the toddler beauty pageant circuit or have her mom put home videos on YouTube. She went to college, habituated the New York downtown music and club scene, read all the critical texts on the subject, surveyed the industry’s employment scene, put together a five-year plan, networked incessantly, and went out and nailed the interviews. She became Britney Spears the way Britney Spears would have if she knew what it meant to be Britney Spears.

Is that enough?

Bio: Jonathan Liu is a writer living in New York.

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Lady Gaga flunks out of the College of American Pop Vestals

To become a pop star, she didn’t join the toddler beauty pageant circuit or have her mom put home videos on YouTube. She went to college, habituated the New York downtown music and club scene, read all the critical texts on the subject, surveyed the industry’s employment scene, put together a five-year plan, networked incessantly, and went out and nailed the interviews. She became Britney Spears the way Britney Spears would have if she knew what it meant to be Britney Spears.

Is that enough?

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