Billboard Names Lady Gaga ‘Woman of The Year’

"This is the year I did what I wanted instead of trying to keep up with what I thought everyone else wanted from me."

CVWtBScW4AANGDu.jpg-largeLady Gaga is Billboard’s Woman of The Year. In the accompanying profile, the 29-year-old musician said she considers herself more reflective than ever.

“Once you start being mindful and really going, ‘Do I actually want that?,’ you start to feel empowered and you find your value,” explained Gaga.

“I love being the annoying girl. I was a theater kid. I was in jazz band. I went to the Renaissance Faire. I was that girl who got made fun of, that nerdy girl. I believe in that girl. I believe in the integrity, intelligence and power of people like her, and I want to ignite it.”